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Tue 11 October 2022 | 14:05

UEFA charges Celtic for anti-monarchy banner after the Queen’s death

In their Champions League travel to Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic fans unfurled anti-monarchy banners referencing Queen Elizabeth II's death last month. UEFA fined the Scottish side for "provocative" banners.

The Scottish Champions traveled to Poland to face

Shakhtar Donetsk

in their Champions League fixture on September 14, less than a week after the passing of Great Britain’s monarch,

Queen Elizabeth II

, where away fans unfurled anti-monarchy banners.

Celtic

earned a precious point in a 1-1 draw against the Ukrainian side, but the European Football’s governing body charges the club for a "provocative" banner.

UEFA announced on Tuesday

that Celtic must pay a €15,000 fine for using "a provocative banner" containing a "message not fit for a sports event".

 

Celtic wasn’t the only Scottish club to defy paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's death as

Rangers

defied UEFA's orders by playing England’s national anthem as part of a tribute to the Queen before their 3-0 defeat to Napoli. However, Rangers would not face any punishment, as UEFA earlier announced.

Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September,

England

went into a national mourning situation as all of the EFL weekend matches got postponed. With EFL set to rebegin this Thursday, the league announced matches will feature a minute's silence and the national anthem.

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source: UEFA.com



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