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Graeme Souness lambasts Celtic followers behaviour throughout this weekend’s tributes to The Queen 

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‘They’ve broken the membership past perception’: Graeme Souness slams Celtic followers for his or her behaviour following the loss of life of the Queen… after they held up ‘f*** the crown’ banners and chanted ‘when you hate the Royal Household clap your fingers’

  • Graeme Souness has criticised Celtic followers for his or her conduct final week
  • The Former Scotland midfielder slammed their behaviour throughout Queen tributes 
  • Celtic have but to touch upon the banners and jeers from their supporters
  • They unveiled anti-monarchy banners earlier than their match in opposition to Shaktar
  • Celtic followers then disrupted a minute’s applause previous to the St Mirren defeat 

Graeme Souness insists the behaviour of Celtic followers following the loss of life of the Queen has broken the membership ‘past perception’.

The Rangers legend and Sportsmail columnist additionally believes that main sponsors will now give Celtic a large berth because of the conduct of some supporters.

A piece of followers unfurled an offensive anti-monarchy banner eventually week’s Champions League sport in opposition to Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland. That was then adopted by chants of ‘For those who hate the Royal Household clap your fingers’ throughout a minute’s applause for Her Majesty previous to the sport in opposition to St Mirren final Sunday.

Ange Postecoglou had requested for respect to be proven in his pre-match interviews, though Celtic as a membership have declined to make any public assertion on the matter.

Talking on talkSPORT, Souness claimed that Celtic are actually the ‘unacceptable face of Scottish soccer’.

Graeme Souness says Celtic are the unacceptable face of soccer after behaviour of followers 

Celtic supporters held up banners and made noise during the pre-match tributes to the Queen before their defeat at St Mirren

Celtic supporters held up banners and made noise through the pre-match tributes to the Queen earlier than their defeat at St Mirren

‘No matter I say on this, folks will say they anticipate that as a result of I used to be employed by Glasgow Rangers and I am a Rangers fan,’ he stated.

‘However you attempt to stand again a bit — and the eyes of the world had been on this nation within the final ten days.

‘Celtic now have a significant downside as a result of when you’re a significant firm trying to sponsor a group in Britain or Scotland, would you take into account Celtic anymore? In no way.

Ange Postecoglou refused to comment on the fans' behaviour in his post-match comments

Ange Postecoglou refused to touch upon the followers’ behaviour in his post-match feedback 

‘Within the eyes of the world, Celtic are actually the unacceptable face of soccer in Scotland because of a minority of followers.’

Following his name for respect to be proven previous to the sport in Paisley, Celtic boss Postecoglou was blunt with reporters and declined to touch upon the matter post-match following the chants from supporters.

Celtic are actually the topic of a UEFA investigation following the Champions League match in Poland and Souness believes the continued silence from Parkhead powerbrokers is barely inflicting extra hurt.

He stated: ‘By the decision-makers at Celtic being silent on this matter, they’re compounding the issue.

‘This isn’t only a speaking level in Scotland. It is a speaking level all through the world. They’ve shot themselves within the foot big-time.

St Mirren were 2-0 winners over Celtic who suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday

St Mirren had been 2-0 winners over Celtic who suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday

‘It’s a minority who’re responsible of this but in addition a minority which are damaging the model of Celtic — synonymous with being the primary British group to win the European Cup, nice success and an absolute establishment in Scotland — past perception.

‘For those who’re a Rangers fan, it is completely satisfied days. They need the silence to proceed. They (Celtic) are capturing themselves within the foot.

‘They (the membership) ought to have been out days in the past condemning this.

‘And for everybody who would not like Celtic, the music is good and (they) need it to maintain going.

‘The eyes of the world had been on Nice Britain and I’ve to emphasize it is a minority. I’ve buddies who’re Celtic followers and are condemning this, so why aren’t the membership?’

Scotland boss Steve Clarke, in the meantime, hopes the Tartan Military present respect throughout Wednesday’s Nations League conflict with Ukraine at Hampden.

Dundee United fans were also disrupted tributes to the Queen before their clash with Rangers

Dundee United followers had been additionally disrupted tributes to the Queen earlier than their conflict with Rangers 

A minute’s applause is to be held previous to kick-off because the Scots start a triple-header which additionally sees them face the Republic of Eire on Saturday earlier than the return fixture in opposition to Ukraine in Poland subsequent week.

Clarke was reluctant to become involved within the fall-out from the video games final weekend, with Dundee United followers additionally disrupting a minute’s silence at Ibrox.

Requested for his views on that match and likewise Celtic’s sport in Paisley, he stated: ‘You may ask, however you will not get one. As a result of, like I say, I’m all the time very respectful on these events and I give the respect that is deserved.

‘We’ve bought three nice video games developing. Let’s transfer on to the video games.

‘I believe, for me, I’ll do my typical and present the respect that needs to be proven on such an event. For different folks? I do not suppose it’s for me to evaluate.

‘However, hopefully, it goes off and it’s a respectful second earlier than the sport.’

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