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Footage emerges of Shamrock Rovers fans celebrating Queen’s passing with grim song

Footage emerges of Shamrock Rovers fans seemingly celebrating the Queen’s death with a grim song during their draw against Djurgarden.

Shamrock, who play in the League of Ireland Premier Division, took on the Swedish side in Europe’s third-tier competition on Thursday night, hours after confirmation that the Queen had died.

A clip has been posted on Twitter of a group of Shamrock supporters at the match singing the words “Lizzie’s in a box,” to the tune of KC and the Sunshine Band hit, ‘Give It Up’.

The individuals, some of whom waved flags and pumped fists in the air while belting out the words, have been heavily criticised on social media.

The incident took place at Shamrock’s Tallaaght Stadium in Dublin. A one clip has so far been viewed almost 4million times on Twitter, receiving over 27,000 retweets and 100,000 likes.

Despite the action of some fans at the match, many will remember how the Queen was warmly remembered across Irish politics. In 2011, she became the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland since Irish independence.

She made gestures of reconciliation for Britain’s past in Ireland during the four-day visit, ending in a speech in which she expressed regret for past conflicts between the two countries.

“During those memorable few days, the Queen did not shy away from the shadows of the past,” Irish President Michael D. Higgins said in a statement.

“Her moving words and gestures of respect were deeply appreciated and admired by the people of Ireland and set out a new, forward-looking relationship between our nations – one of respect, close partnership and sincere friendship.”

Micheal Martin, Ireland’s Taoiseach, said the Queen’s passing was an “end of an era.” He said: “Her state visit to Ireland in 2011 marked a crucial step in the normalisation of relations with our nearest neighbour.

“That visit was a great success, largely because of the many gracious gestures and warm remarks made by the Queen during her time in Ireland.

“Her popularity with the Irish people was also very evident and clearly made a very positive impact on the Queen. In particular, I recall the warmth of the welcome she received from the public in Cork during her walkabout at the English Market.

“To her grieving family and people, the Irish government join with you in mourning the loss of an exceptional woman who led by quiet and dignified example and who touched so many lives over her exceptionally long reign.”

Ireland gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1922.

Meanwhile in Scotland for the game between Hearts and Istanbul Basaksehir, responding to news of the Queen’s death, which filtered through as players headed up the tunnel at half-time, the public address system was turned down low.

Plans, which had been put in place as news of the monarch’s failing health became public, were enacted and UEFA, Istanbul Basaksehir and the referee signed off on a minute’s silence at the start of the second half and everyone re-emerged with black armbands on as a show of respect.

That respect wasn’t totally extended by everyone in the stands, however. Isolated insults were heard, as sections of the support then rounded on each other as a rendition of God Save the Queen from a section of the Main Stand was quashed by boos around the stadium.

West Ham fans had a rendition of ‘God Save The Queen’ as clubs paid their respects on a night of mourning.

Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham all in action hours after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced.

Arsenal faced FC Zurich in Switzerland and the news broke during the match with a minute’s silence held by the players before the second half got under way. 

Man Utd and West Ham were both playing at home and released statements ahead of kick-off that the games would be played following direction from the FA and UEFA.

A minute’s silence was brilliantly observed at both Old Trafford and the London Stadium, with black armbands being worn.

Advertising boards were turned off or displayed messages of tribute eprior to kick-off, while the Hammers, who play at the Olympic Park – named in honour of The Queen – decided not to make any stadium announcements and they played classical music in the build-up to the game.

The scoreboard were also changed to black, while the badges of both teams were altered to black silhouettes.

Atmosphere at both stadiums saw no pre-match music played and digital advertising boards switched off throughout games.

There were also images of Queen Elizabeth II handing Bobby Moore the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966 displayed at the London Stadium.

Moore captained England to their famous World Cup victory, which the Queen was present for.

It wasn’t only in England where tributes were paid, teams across the continent also shared tributes.

Lazio also displayed a tribute to the Queen before their match with Feyenoord.

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Social media users had their say as footage emerges of Shamrock Rovers fans celebrating the Queen’s death with a grim song…

@Cantona_Collars: I am absolutely disgusted with the Shamrock Rovers fans reaction to Queen Elizabeth’s passing. Anyone who knows anything about League of Ireland football know that they are the dregs of society. It was totally inhuman and classless response to an elderly lady dieing.

@prettyvacantok: Living in ireland 30 odd years and nothing surprises me, but i was sick to my stomach in Dublin firework being set off in celebration, and shamrock rovers fans chanting about the death of our queen

@mikeyohara85: Disgraceful. It takes a certain type of person to celebrate the death of an elderly lady. Sick.

@times_utd: It’s despicable video, please don’t believe it’s a reflection on how all Irish people think or even how all Shamrock Rovers fans think. Those singing are a large segment of fans though and it’s awful to witness that type of reprehensible behaviour.

@Hampden86: Shamrock Rovers, disgraceful bunch of fans

@JamieBr32289378: This is why the world will never change. Rotten basturds

@_ryan_mfc_: Embarrassing as that, scumbags

@eddiewilson856: Scum.

@jamsieboy1988: Dirty rotten fucking scumbags!

@Ranger55pares: Scum being scum. Did anyone expect different?

@hill_deancafc: This again is fucking disgraceful and so fucking disrespectful @ShamrockRovers hope you deal with this … Also given a massive fine

@capitalisttrev1: To all decent people out there, please never lower yourselves to the level of this scum!

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