Fireworks ended up being set off outside Celtic Park during a minutes silence for Prince Philip before Celtic faced Livingston.
John Kennedy’s side faced the Lions on Saturday afternoon as they get back to Premiership action for the first time since the international break.
And together will all of their fellow SPFL clubs, they stood silent before kick-off as a mark of respect for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Celtic fans letting off fireworks during the minutes silence for the Duke of Edinburgh pic.twitter.com/YEfQGNAUxP
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The prince passed away at Windsor Castle yesterday morning at the age of 99.
However, as both Celtic and Livingston’s players stood silent on the pitch, fireworks could be heard being set off outside the stadium.
One journalist took to Twitter to explain what was happening, saying: “Silence from those inside Celtic Park before Livingston game to mark death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh but some sort of fireworks outside”
— Ronnie Esplin (@RonnieEsplin) April 10, 2021
Murdoch MacLennan, chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, has expressed the organisation’s deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family following the announcement of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh today.
Mr. MacLennan said: “On behalf of the SPFL and our member clubs, I would like to pass on our sincere and deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family.
“Prince Philip played an enormously important role in the life of Great Britain for more than seven decades.
“His devotion to duty and his commitment to public service were shining examples to the whole of the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.
“The many contributions he made to society, from his role in promoting conservation and the environment to his patronage of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, have left an indelible mark.
“As a mark of respect, there will be a minute’s silence prior to matches this weekend.”
Fans reacted after seeing that fireworks were set off outside Celtic Park during the minutes silence for Prince Philip…
@ChrisMcL16: Makes sense considering celtic fans are the reason we can’t have minute silences in stadium with fans. Minutes applause were invented to stop embarrassment.
@rsjh0501: Celtic fans thought by this point they’d be letting off celebratory fireworks for 10IAR. It just shows how broken they are that the only thing they’re letting off celebratory fireworks for is the death of a 99 year old man.
@gedduppp: Minute silence for the Duke of deadinburgh and celtic fans let off fireworks hahahahaha funny bastards. Season tickets for life for all involved imo
@Ryan15686147: Rangers fans letting off fireworks to celebrate 55 league titles. Celtic fans letting off fire works to disrupt a Minuit silence for the death of a 99 year old man. We’ve absolutely made a cunt of them this season.
@ChrisMcL16: Fans celebrating the chance to clinch 2nd spot today.
@CelticWalks67: Those fireworks are my highlight of my season
@Plac1dCasual: Celtic fans letting off fireworks outside Celtic Park to ruin the minutes silence for Phil The Greek is what football is all about.
@Pedigree57: Embarrassing just no values whatsoever
@1Staunch1: No words #shameonthem
@E__1917: Celtic fans letting off fireworks outside Celtic Park during the minutes silence for Prince Philip, love to see it
@fraise1990: Celtic fans setting off fireworks outside Celtic Park to interrupt a minutes silence 🙈 even when they can’t attend matches they can’t help themselves.
@Jason1874__: Celtic fans setting off fireworks during a silence for Prince Phillip. The club stoops to new levels of scum
@tismemillsy: What can celtic do about fireworks Stelling ya fucking prick @SkySports
@Seasider06: Sky calling out Celtic for a reaction on the fireworks.
@DaveBrfc1875: Can’t believe what I’ve just witnessed from Celtic fans with the fireworks wow
@Geddes1989: It’s no surprise to hear Celtic fans setting off fireworks to disrupt a minute silence that’s honouring a 99 old man who fought for his country.. they are pure scum, Scotland’s shame
@RMcHarrie: Celtic fans letting off fireworks during the minute’s silence for Prince Phillip really is disgusting, scum.
@fcmunro: Celtic fans letting of fireworks during the minute silence for Prince Philip. They really are a horrific support. But it’s about time journalists and the media called them out for the scum they are. Fuck Celtic and anyone who supports them.
@TJ_10010: Celtic fans letting off fireworks during the minutes silence for Prince Philip is utterly disgusting. Prince Philip served this great nation and is a hero
@Caitlin13798012: Celtic are nothing but scum & always will be scum! Setting fireworks off for an old guy dying. Classy!
@BluePokerStar: #Football clubs across the UK paid their respects with a minutes silence today after the passing of #PrincePhilip. At Celtic Park in Glasgow fans let off fireworks outside the ground to disrupt the minutes silence today These individuals are an embarrassment to their club.
@GreenBadgeGazz: Scum of the earth
@AlvinStarburst: Fireworks let off at Celtic park during the minutes silence for Prince Philip, they trully are scumbags.
@FergusMurphy3: Classy as always 👍
“How do you know it’s Celtic fans”
Setting off fireworks outside Celtic park to disrupt a minutes silence for a monarch who passed away.
Yeah no it’s AIK fans again 😂 https://t.co/YR8RR1csys
— Nathan (@nathanj3001) April 10, 2021