On a banner deployed at the Allianz Arena on the sidelines of Bayern Munich-FC Barcelona on Tuesday evening (2-0) in the Champions League, Bavarian fans castigated the impact of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on football matches . Rangers-Naples was notably postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday evening by UEFA.
It is a rather astonishing position taken by the supporters of Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening. On the sidelines of the shock of the second day of the Champions League, and the 2-0 success of the Bavarians at home against FC Barcelona, the German fans have bounced back on a topical subject from which they seem very far.
Perhaps in solidarity with the supporters of Glasgow Rangers and Naples, who were deprived of a European meeting yet scheduled for Tuesday at the Ibrox Stadium, but postponed to Wednesday (9 p.m.). The reason? The death of Queen Elizabeth II occurred last Thursday, which was followed by national mourning across the UK.
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Supporters of the German giants protested at the Allianz Arena over the impact of the Queen’s death on football fixtures. Unfurling a banner that read: ‘Last minute match delays and bans due to Queen’s death?! Respect the fans!’
In a statement, UEFA invoked a lack of security personnel – mobilized for events organized around the mourning of the queen – to justify this twenty-four hour delay in the match. In the Premier League, the matches of the last weekend of the Championship have notably been postponed.