BT Sport apologize as Celtic fans display ‘f*** the Crown’ banner in Champions League clash with minute’s silence dropped after Queen’s death


BT Sport were forced to issue an on-air apology after Celtic fans unveiled a banner which read ‘f*** the Crown’.

The Hoops were playing in Poland against Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League clash, which ended 1-1.

Celtic supporters unveiled the banner ahead of their game against Shakhtar Donetsk

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, all UK clubs playing in Europe this week have been permitted to observe a minute’s silence.

However, it was agreed that the silence would be lifted for the Shakhtar vs Celtic match despite the players wearing black armbands as a sign of respect.

Just before kick-off, visiting fans unfurled the banner which read, “F*** the Crown”, which saw the broadcaster apologize if any viewers took offense.

Then, while the Champions League music was playing, they revealed another banner that read ‘Sorry for your loss Michael Fagan’.

Michael Fagan rose to notoriety in 1982 when he managed to scale the walls of Buckingham Palace and slip into the Queen’s bedroom.

The schizophrenic spent about 10 minutes talking to the monarch before being tackled by a footman.

BT Sport apologize as Celtic fans display 'f*** the Crown' banner in Champions League clash with minute's silence dropped after Queen's death
There was no minute’s silence before the game in Poland
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In the game itself it was a good performance from Celtic and they would have felt like they should have taken all three points.

The Scottish champions had several chances even before Artem Bondarenko went into his own net in the 10th minute following a penetrating run from Reo Hatate.

Shakhtar equalized out of the blue in the 29th minute after an inside pass from Josip Juranovic gave left winger Mykhaylo Mudryk a clear run on goal.

BT Sport apologize as Celtic fans display 'f*** the Crown' banner in Champions League clash with minute's silence dropped after Queen's death
Celtic had plenty of chances to win the game against Shakhtar
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Former Celtic winger Marian Shved was disallowed for offside and forced a good save from Joe Hart as Shakhtar enjoyed a rebound until half-time.

But Postecoglou’s men regained control immediately after the break and substitutes Giorgos Giakoumakis and Daizen Maeda missed the best of a series of chances.


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