Rangers will not be subject to UEFA disciplinary hearings after the national anthem was played at Ibrox

Rangers will not be subject to UEFA disciplinary hearings after defying the board of directors to play the national anthem at Ibrox ahead of the Champions League match against Napoli on Wednesday night.

  • Rangers defied the UEFA ban by playing the national anthem on Wednesday night
  • Before the Napoli match, there was a period of silence before the national anthem was played
  • But the Scottish club will not be sanctioned by European football’s governing body

Rangers will not be subject to UEFA disciplinary hearings after the national anthem was played ahead of the Champions League match at Ibrox on Wednesday night.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Manchester City, Chelsea and Rangers have made appeals to UEFA to play God Save The King matches in their home soil this week as the UK remains in a period of mourning.

But Sportsmail It exclusively revealed that the board of directors declined “on the basis of maintaining a consistent pre-match gala in a quiet atmosphere and without any festive activities in all UK venues to show respect”.

However, the Scottish club defied the decision as the anthem was played through loudspeakers at Ibrox before kick-off against Napoli.

A wide silhouette of the Queen was seen in the colors of Union Jack behind a target, while the crowd also took part in a minute’s silence in memory of Her Majesty.

Rangers lost the match 3-0, and conceded three goals in the second half against their Italian opponent.

Jersey legend Ally McCoist has claimed it would be “embarrassing” if UEFA decided to penalize the club for playing the national anthem.

UEFA will not sanction Rangers after the national anthem was played before kick-off against Napoli in Ibrox on Wednesday night.

“If this breaks the rules, I will actively encourage it,” said McQuest. TalkSPORT. ‘it was amazing.

It wasn’t even good, it wasn’t great, what a show of loneliness in the country – it was amazing. Supporters of the Rangers, a group of boys nicknamed the Union Bears, wore the Union Jack.

I must say the Napoli players were great in the middle of the circle and everyone on the field was singing the national anthem. It was a pleasure, frankly, to see all the unity from fans and players alike.

I don’t know if any action will be taken. How do I find it? I would find it a little embarrassing if UEFA punished a team for singing their national anthem.

UEFA rejects British clubs' request to play the national anthem before Champions League matches

UEFA rejects British clubs’ request to play the national anthem before Champions League matches

A McQuest ally (pictured) insisted it would be 'embarrassing' if UEFA punish Rangers

A McQuest ally (pictured) insisted it would be ’embarrassing’ if UEFA punish Rangers

You also have to say, if these aren’t special circumstances, I don’t know what is. UEFA may have misread the public to a certain degree.

On an occasion like this, it’s probably best to say “of course” and, to some extent, let the club do what it wants to do. I mean, they sang the national anthem four or five days after losing the king who ruled for 70 years.

I definitely don’t have a problem with that. It was an honor to be there honestly. it was amazing. It was a wonderful display of unity for people who wanted to pay their respects to the Queen and those who wanted to show support for the new king.

Fans of old rivals Celtic adopted a very different tone in their 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland.

Both teams wore black armbands, but outside the stadium some of the visiting fans showed their anti-monarchy views are well known.

However, Celtic fans displayed offensive banners about the royal family on Wednesday

However, Celtic fans displayed offensive banners about the royal family on Wednesday

A sign at the Celtic side read ‘F*** the Crown’ while another wrote ‘Sorry for your loss Michael Fagan’, referring to the intruder who broke into the Queen’s Buckingham Palace bedroom in 1982.

At Chelsea, there was much tribute to the Queen and there was an improvised version of the national anthem sung by fans before kick-off, despite directions not to do so, after a group of fans urged people to “ditch” God save. king.

A minute’s silence was observed at Stamford Bridge before the match against Red Salzburg, and the same thing happened before Manchester City’s match with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium.

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