Wed 14 September 2022 | 18:21

Rangers to defy UEFA’s order by playing national anthem for the Queen

Rangers plan to pay tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II before their battle against Napoli in the Champions League by playing the national anthem.


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on Wednesday, and they plan to play the national anthem before the start of the game out of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II. However, their action will be against what UEFA has ordered.

After the death of the Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, the fixtures were postponed, and the football schedule was affected. Some of the clashes on the weekend were called off, and there will be a moment of silence for paying tribute to the Queen before this week's games that involve British clubs, but not in the battle between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic.

Rangers have announced that they plan to play the national anthem before the game.

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be honored this evening at Ibrox with a minute's silence, a display created by the Union Bears, and a rendition of the Nation Anthem,"

Rangers said on Twitter.

"If you are attending tonight's match, we encourage all supporters to be in their seat for 19:50."

UEFA, however, released a statement announcing that there should not be any anthems played in this week's games.

UEFA's statement read:

"There will be no anthems played – this also includes the UEFA Champions League anthem – on the basis of maintaining a consistent pre-match ceremony with a subdued atmosphere and without any celebratory activities across all UK venues to show respect as we did last Thursday."

Rangers were first scheduled to lock horns with Napoli on Tuesday, but the game was rescheduled to be played a day later on Wednesday due to some problems related to the passing of the Queen.

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