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Sky Sports issue apology after boos heard during Remembrance Day silence at Celtic

Sky Sports quickly took to issue an apology after boos were heard during the Remembrance Day silence at Celtic v Aberdeen.

A minute’s silence was held prior to the Scottish Premiership clash, with a section of fans booing and whistling heard coming from the Parkhead stands.

This comes on the day clubs across the country paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday for all those affected by war.

Celtic’s stadium announcer said that there would be a silence before kick-off and as the referee’s whistle blew, only for it to be met with the noises from fans heard live on Sky Sports.

Commentator Ian Crocker said on air: “Apologies if you were offended, some people could just not stay quiet.”

@emilyhewertson said: “Celtic fans booing through the minute silence for Remembrance Sunday. Vile. I really don’t care about your politics. If you boo during a silence to remember the dead you are an awful person, and there is zero justification.

“The person stood next to you in the stands may have lost a relative to war.

“You can see how uncomfortable all the players look.”

A few hours before, Rangers took on Livingston, with the away end paying a fitting tribute as a minute’s silence was held at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

A banner was held behind one of the goals, which read “that courage, faith and honour will stand where heroes fall.”

It contained poppies, with the Rangers faithful holding up large poppies of their own as the stand turned into a sea of red.

The club also had their own tribute last month, ahead of their game against Hearts, with manager Philippe Clement and chairman John Bennett and members of the armed forces laying a giant wreath of poppies outside the stadium.

A separate poppy was also placed in the centre circle, with players from Rangers and Hearts, as well as the match officials, entering to respect the minute’s silence.

After the whistle blew for the silence, fans stayed impeccably quiet, with a ‘Lest We Forget’ message across the whole Sandy Jardine Stand.

There was plenty of reaction online as Sky Sports issue an apology after boos were heard during the Remembrance Day silence at Celtic…

@PaulB_82: Embarrassing 🤦‍♂️

@marley66: Disgrace of a club

@Saints_Mike7167: What is wrong with them???? Remembering those who gave their lives, so this lot are free to do this. Wonder how many Celtic fans have lost their lives serving their country.

@daz_hammer: Vile club! Vile people too! Only one top club in Glasgow @RangersFC

@Foxrat2: An absolute disgrace of a club

@BlearyEyedMan: They are, without any shadow of a doubt, the most despicable supporters in British football. Why any major businesses would want to sponsor them, or be in any way associated with them, is beyond me. Horrible, horrible people.

@campbell1083: Makes your blood boil the lack of respect. Feel sorry for the decent fans amongst that.

@wwfc2004: Different breed them lot

@Browno99: Disgrace. Only reason they’re in that stadium is because of the sacrifices young lads made years ago

@JamieBe38058462: Any English men who support this so called football club need to look at this absolute disgusting club rats

@tagsam98: How can the likes of joe hart want to play for this lot after standing there listening to that

@matt1878: No time for this at all. Really disappointing

@stephen_gilmour: Absolute scum.

@McFudger1: Even their players and gaffer look mortified by them

@BornBlue1872: Imagine your grandfathers and great grandfathers giving their life, the Irish and the British standing side by side and dying side by side only to use the freedom that they gave you to stand and boo and disrespect their memory. To the decent fans who kept quiet.. respect 👏🏻

@Union55Jack: Fair play to Brendan Rodgers though at least he has his poppy on his jacket, ok he’s trying his best to hide it under his collar but it’s there.

@send2jimo0: What an embarrassment to Scotland. The only club in the UK unable to observe a minutes silence

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