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09th Sep 2022

Shamrock Rovers condemn ‘highly insensitive and callous chanting’ about Queen Elizabeth II

Lee Costello

“This goes against the values that Shamrock Rovers F.C. stands for.”

Video footage has been doing the rounds on social media, showing a section of Shamrock Rovers fans signing about Queen Elizabeth.

During the club’s Europa Conference League tie at home to Swedish side Djurgardens, a group fans were singing in delight about the death of the Queen, who yesterday passed away aged 96.

The footage has sparked a reaction from UK media outlets, and the club have today issued a statement condemning their fans behaviour.

“Shamrock Rovers F.C. has been made aware of chants by a group of individuals at last night’s game.

“Such highly insensitive and callous chanting is not acceptable at our club and is against the values that Shamrock Rovers F.C. stands for,” the club said.

“Our ground regulations issued on match tickets and on signage at entry strictly prohibit such activity. The following is also announced over the PA system before all of our games in Tallaght Stadium.

“Shamrock Rovers Football Club welcomes all supporters to its grounds and condemns any form of bigotry and discrimination in soccer.

“Shamrock Rovers Football Club does not condone hostile abuse of individual players, spectators, or officials based on ethnic or cultural background, nationality, or religious affiliation.

“Those found to be involved in any such behaviour will face ejection from the ground and will be reported to the Gardaí.”

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