Dundee United have reignited historical bad blood with Rangers by refusing to apologise for their away support who sullied the Queen’s memory by singing, booing and chanting during Her minute’s silence at Ibrox yesterday.
The Tannadice side, who have plenty of previous for disgusting conduct towards Rangers, once again disgraced themselves with a shocking display of disrespect and dishonour by smearing the minute’s silence at Ibrox, as home fans could only watch on shaking their heads in horror at the barrage of insults coming from the away end.
And the club as a whole refused to apologise, saying only that they had asked the fans to respect the silence, and were told that would be honoured.
Nothing further of an apology – of course, it’s not an apology to Rangers, it’s an apology to the memory of the Queen and her loved ones that is merited, but none is forthcoming.
This is not an attack on free speech – every person has the right to like or dislike anyone they wish, including the royal family – but a simple minute’s silence for someone’s memory really should be respected.
There are many public figures Ibrox Noise is hardly a big fan of, but we’d never boo during a minute’s silence in a way which can only be some new kind of mental illness?
This hatred and poison seems to be growing in this country, where not only is it now ok to boo during a minute’s silence, but it won’t be condemned by the club responsible either.