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Dundee United condemn fans singing 'Lizzie's in a box' during minute's silence at Rangers

Dundee United condemn fans singing 'Lizzie's in a box' during minute's silence at Rangers

Dundee United released a statement following the chants.

Dundee United have condemned fans chanting 'Lizzie's in a box' during the tribute to the Queen ahead of kick-off against Rangers on Saturday.

The minute's silence for the Queen prior to the Scottish Premiership meeting between Rangers and Dundee United was marred by ugly chants.

"Lizzie's in a box," could be heard from the Dundee United section of Ibrox.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Loud boos from the home fans echoed around the stadium after the referee blew his whistle to end the silence.

Dundee United released a statement following the 2-1 defeat.

"Dundee United are aware of the actions of a small section of the crowd who chose to not respect the minute's silence before this afternoon's match at Ibrox," the statement reads.

"As a club, ahead of the game we reached out to advise our supporters of the pre-match arrangements with the expectation that the minute silence would be observed."

Rangers also paid tribute to the Queen before their Champions League defeat to Napoli on Wednesday.

They defied UEFA's orders and sang 'God Save the King' prior to their 3-0 defeat.

The club could be sanctioned as UEFA awaits the official report from its match officials before deciding whether to investigate.

It's claimed that UEFA will consider taking action once they have received the necessary information.

TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan, though, was full of praise for Rangers for their defiance of the ban from UEFA on playing the anthem.

"I think UEFA should wind their necks in. They’ll do what they do," he said.

"Rangers will know the rules and made a conscious decision so will take the consequences of it. They’re big boys, they’ll understand the rules.

"The bottom line is they made a decision, I think it was an admiral one. I think there are values in life you need to stand up for and this is one of them."

Featured Image Credit: Rangers

Topics: Rangers, Football