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Report: Sky Set To Turn Down Volume Of Celtic Fans During Tribute To Queen

Report: Sky Set To Turn Down Volume Of Celtic Fans During Tribute To Queen
By Eoin Harrington
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Celtic fans are reportedly set to feel the force of the reaction to their banner about the Queen, with reports suggesting that their fans will be silenced on Sky Sports' feed of their game against Saint Mirren on Sunday.

The Daily Mail report that Sky have made the call as a response to the banners seen in the Celtic end during their Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk in mid-week.

Ahead of the game against Shakhtar, a large banner was spotted among the Celtic supporters reading "FUCK THE CROWN" - which now has the club under investigation from the bigwigs at UEFA.

Sky Sports to turn down volume on Celtic fans

The report from the Daily Mail suggests that Sky Sports have decided to respond to the incident. They report that Sky Sports have been instructed to turn down the mic levels near the Celtic fans if inappropriate chants about the Queen are heard from the away end at St Mirren.

This is due to the regulations surrounding offensive material on British television. The Ofcom regulators have recommended that derogatory material about the Queen or the monarchy will fall under this category during the national period of mourning.


St Mirren have opted to hold a minute's applause, rather than a minute's silence.

The reports come after Ange Postecoglou's remarks about the Celtic fans in an interview with Sky Sports.



Postecoglou said that the club understood its position and the need to be respectful, but also said that Celtic fans were free to respond to the death of the Queen however they saw fit. He said:

With all these things, there are regulations and authorities in charge, and that's why they've called investigations. If it's proven that we've done the wrong thing and there are ramifications, then we've got to accept those ramifications. We have those responsibilities as a football club.

Obviously, we represent a large supporter base worldwide, we want to do things in the most respectful way that portrays our football club in the right light. If something's wrong, that's for authorities to do that.

My own thing is, in everything you do, you should be allowed to express whatever opinion or feeling you have. My preference is that you do that in a respectful way, and I think that's what our football club has done.

All eyes in Scotland will be on the St Mirren v Celtic clash on Sunday afternoon, especially after the banners about the Queen were spotted on Wednesday evening.

Postecoglou's comments will certainly bring some peace of mind to Celtic fans, during a contentious time for the club.


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