Hollywood-owned Wrexham condemns their own fans for declaring a minute of silence for the Queen during their match on Tuesday – revealing that those who taunted were thrown out ‘for their own safety’
- Minute of silence for the queen was marred by booing and screaming from some fans
- Wrexham released a statement Wednesday expressing regrets for the people’s actions
- Some who ruin the silence asked to leave the ground for their own safety
Wrexham has condemned their own supporters for booing the minute of silence in honor of Queen Elizabeth II before their National League game on Tuesday night.
The silence was disturbed from the start with a number of supporters in the Kop choosing to cheer during the solemn moment held after the death of Her Majesty at the age of 96 last Thursday.
Some of their fellow supporters tried to silence them, while others stayed in the hall until the moment was over.
In a statement Wednesday morning, Wrexham said they were “disappointed” by those who chose to ruin the moment.
“It was disappointing to hear that the minute’s silence before the 4-1 win against Dagenham & Redbridge was disrupted by a small number of individuals out of 9,835 in attendance,” the club said.
“To have the club’s name in the media this morning for the wrong reasons is not a scenario that should have happened and we would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by the actions of the minority while thanking the vast majority who did. the minute of silence.’
While some fans didn’t follow the advice, others took it upon themselves to let them know it wasn’t acceptable. Some supporters were forced to leave the ground for their own safety, Wrexham said.
“A number of those who disrupted the minute of silence were asked to leave the racecourse for their own safety,” the club said in a statement.
Several fans chased the Queen’s minute of silence ahead of Wrexham’s National League home game against Dagenham and Redbridge
Wrexham had a pronunciation prior to the match encouraging supporters whose views are not in line with the monarchy to remain respectful during the minute of silence.
The cheers of some supporters for the anthem at the final of the club’s FA Trophy defeat to Bromley in May had raised fears that a section would not respect the silence of the moment in the Queen’s honour.
‘We have a simple request, apart from your own personal opinion, which we believe everyone is entitled to; on this occasion please leave it at the turnstile of the Racecourse Ground and do not use the one minute silence to promote your own views above those of others,” they had written ahead of Tuesday’s win at Dagenham.
Wrexham has released a statement condemning those for declaring the minute of silence on Tuesday
Players Liverpool (right) and Ajax players hold a moment of silence before their European clash
Elsewhere, periods of silence were observed by some, but not all, before Tuesday’s games.
There were fears of booing at Anfield before Liverpool’s game against Ajax on Tuesday evening, but those concerns did not fully materialize. The majority observed the silence of the moment with a few isolated shouts that were drowned out by fellow supporters.
In Lisbon, some screams were heard as Sporting and Tottenham players lined up around the center circle to observe the silence of the moment. It was not clear from the television where these jokes came from.
There were plenty of honors in the Football League. At Riverside Stadium, for example, a photo of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was held up on the scoreboard before Middlesbrough’s match with Cardiff City.
Ipswich Town put their game schedule black for the visit of Bristol Rovers. They also decorated it with a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the back cover
In League One, Ipswich Town blacked out their fixtures before their meeting against Bristol Rovers. They also decorated it with a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the back.
The Champions League game between Rangers and Napoli in Ibrox has been moved from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening due to limited police resources during the Scottish leg of the Queen’s mourning period.
No away supporters will be allowed into Ibrox and Rangers fans will now not be allowed to travel to Naples for the return leg at the end of October.
Meanwhile, Preston North End confirmed on Tuesday that they had suspended a supporter for life over comments about the Queen and the Royal Family.
The Met Police have insisted that “the public has the right to protest” after a man said an officer told him he risked arrest if he wrote “not my king” on a placard.
Premier League football was halted last weekend after Queen Elizabeth’s death
The Premier League will resume this weekend after last week’s postponement in the wake of the Queen’s death.
All games except Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea, Manchester United’s host from Leeds and the trip from Crystal Palace to Brighton will go ahead as scheduled.
Clubs are facing a pile-up of games, with postponements only adding to the hectic schedule for the World Cup in November.