UEFA denies requests from Chelsea, Manchester City and Rangers to play National Anthem


UEFA rejected the requests from Chelsea, Manchester City, and Rangers to play the National Anthem in honor of the Queen’s death ahead of their match on Wednesday.

All three British clubs requested permission from UEFA to perform ‘God Save the King’. Although the body denied the request in order to maintain a “subdued atmosphere” at stadiums.

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UEFA announcements

As the UEFA already announced that the Champions League anthem won’t be played out of respect for the Queen. Hence, the requests from the clubs are denied.

‘There will be no anthems played – this also includes the UEFA Champions League anthem – on the basis of maintaining a consistent pre-match ceremony with a subdued atmosphere and without any celebratory activities across all UK venues to show respect as we did last Thursday.’

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The Rangers will go against the decision

According to the reports, Rangers are ready to defy the UEFA statement and are still planning to proceed with the anthem in honor for the Queen.

They are allowing fans to sing along after the minutes silence. Although only the rangers fans are allowed inside the Ibrox as per the changes in the schedule.

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Players will observe a minute of silence and wear black armbands throughout all Champions League games involving British clubs.

The Queen’s royal funeral is on Monday, thus there aren’t enough police resources to handle Thursday’s Europa League match between Arsenal and PSV.

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    Sophie is a sports broadcaster and journalist for VPN Sports. She has been reporting news on football for over a year now.