Glasgow Rangers defy UEFA by airing ‘God Save the King’
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Glasgow Rangers and Napoli gamers observe a minute’s silence earlier than their Champions League match, in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, September 14, 2022.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – The Glasgow Rangers challenged the European soccer authorities this Wednesday, September 14 by broadcasting the God save the king earlier than their Champions League sport towards Napoli.
The Scottish membership had requested UEFA for permission to vary Champions League protocol so they might play the British anthem earlier than kick-off at Ibrox.
The request was rejected, UEFA permitting solely a minute of silence and the sporting of black armbands in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died final Thursday in her Scottish fort of Balmoral.
However the Rangers, traditionally near the royal household, performed the anthem after this minute of silence (see the movies under). An initiative more likely to earn the membership a sanction from UEFA.
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— Sophie Corcoran (@sophielouisecc)
God Save the King sang at Ibrox tonight forward of the @ChampionsLeague conflict between @RangersFC & @en_sscnapoli… https://t.co/htl6CpLMCr
—Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith)
Scottish gamers and spectators mixed their voices to sing alongside to the brand new model of the UK anthem, by which God Save the Queen has been modified to God save the kingin reference to the brand new King Charles III.
In one of many stands of Ibrox, a tifo drew the silhouette of the pinnacle of the queen on a background of Union Jack, the flag of the UK.
At Stamford Bridge, in London, the place Chelsea acquired Salzburg, the anthem was not broadcast within the enclosure however sung spontaneously by a part of the general public.
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