#sports activities Graeme Souness lambasts Celtic fans behaviour during this weekend’s tributes to The Queen
‘They have broken the membership past perception’: Graeme Souness SLAMS Celtic fans for his or her behaviour following the loss of life of the Queen… after they held up ‘f*** the crown’ banners and chanted ‘when you hate the Royal Family clap your arms’
- Graeme Souness has criticised Celtic fans for his or her conduct final week
- The Former Scotland midfielder slammed their behaviour during Queen tributes
- Celtic have but to touch upon the banners and jeers from their supporters
- They unveiled anti-monarchy banners earlier than their match in opposition to Shaktar
- Celtic fans then disrupted a minute’s applause prior to the St Mirren defeat
Graeme Souness insists the behaviour of Celtic fans following the loss of life of the Queen has broken the membership ‘past perception’.
The Rangers legend and Sportsmail columnist additionally believes that main sponsors will now give Celtic a large berth due to the conduct of some supporters.
A piece of fans unfurled an offensive anti-monarchy banner finally week’s Champions League sport in opposition to Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland. That was then adopted by chants of ‘If you hate the Royal Family clap your arms’ during a minute’s applause for Her Majesty prior to the sport in opposition to St Mirren final Sunday.
Ange Postecoglou had requested for respect to be proven in his pre-match interviews, though Celtic as a membership have declined to make any public assertion on the matter.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Souness claimed that Celtic at the moment are the ‘unacceptable face of Scottish soccer’.
Graeme Souness says Celtic are the unacceptable face of soccer after behaviour of fans
Celtic supporters held up banners and made noise during the pre-match tributes to the Queen earlier than their defeat at St Mirren
‘Whatever I say on this, folks will say they anticipate that as a result of I used to be employed by Glasgow Rangers and I’m a Rangers fan,’ he mentioned.
‘But you attempt to stand again a bit — and the eyes of the world have been on this nation within the final ten days.
‘Celtic now have a serious drawback as a result of when you’re a serious firm trying to sponsor a group in Britain or Scotland, would you contemplate Celtic anymore? Not in any respect.
Ange Postecoglou refused to touch upon the fans’ behaviour in his post-match feedback
‘In the eyes of the world, Celtic at the moment are the unacceptable face of soccer in Scotland due to a minority of fans.’
Following his name for respect to be proven prior to the sport in Paisley, Celtic boss Postecoglou was blunt with reporters and declined to touch upon the matter post-match following the chants from supporters.
Celtic at the moment are the topic of a UEFA investigation following the Champions League match in Poland and Souness believes the continued silence from Parkhead powerbrokers is simply inflicting extra hurt.
He mentioned: ‘By the decision-makers at Celtic being silent on this matter, they’re compounding the issue.
‘This isn’t just a speaking level in Scotland. It’s a speaking level all through the world. They have shot themselves within the foot big-time.
St Mirren have been 2-0 winners over Celtic who suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday
‘It is a minority who’re responsible of this but in addition a minority which are damaging the model of Celtic — synonymous with being the primary British group to win the European Cup, nice success and an absolute establishment in Scotland — past perception.
‘If you are a Rangers fan, it is comfortable days. They need the silence to proceed. They (Celtic) are taking pictures themselves within the foot.
‘They (the membership) ought to have been out days in the past condemning this.
‘And for everybody who does not like Celtic, the music is good and (they) need it to maintain going.
‘The eyes of the world have been on Great Britain and I’ve to stress it is a minority. I’ve friends who’re Celtic fans and are condemning this, so why aren’t the membership?’
Scotland boss Steve Clarke, in the meantime, hopes the Tartan Army present respect during Wednesday’s Nations League conflict with Ukraine at Hampden.
Dundee United fans have been additionally disrupted tributes to the Queen earlier than their conflict with Rangers
A minute’s applause is to be held prior to kick-off because the Scots start a triple-header which additionally sees them face the Republic of Ireland on Saturday earlier than the return fixture in opposition to Ukraine in Poland subsequent week.
Clarke was reluctant to get entangled within the fall-out from the video games final weekend, with Dundee United fans additionally disrupting a minute’s silence at Ibrox.
Asked for his views on that match and likewise Celtic’s sport in Paisley, he mentioned: ‘You can ask, however you will not get one. Because, like I say, I’m at all times very respectful on these events and I give the respect that is deserved.
‘We have gotten three nice video games arising. Let’s transfer on to the video games.
‘I believe, for me, I’ll do my traditional and present the respect that must be proven on such an event. For different folks? I do not assume it’s for me to decide.
‘But, hopefully, it goes off and it’s a respectful second earlier than the sport.’