Fans interrupt minute’s silence for Her Majesty The Queen at Goodison Park with BOOS ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham
- Fans were booing at Goodison Park during the minute’s silence for Her Majesty
- Tributes have been paid across the Premier League following The Queen’s death
- Majority of supporters have paid great respect in games across the country
- A few tributes have been interrupted by boos and chants in the last week
A number of fans booed at Goodison Park during the minute’s silence for Her Majesty The Queen ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham.
Respects have been paid across the top-flight and the country after the Queen’s passing last week, with managers leading teams out before a minute of remembrance and the national anthem.
The Premier League released a statement explaining that clubs would be given an opportunity to ‘pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ at each game during the weekend of 16-18 September.
The services have generally been carried out well, but some fans have disrupted tributes at various grounds, with the biggest protests in the country at Anfield before Liverpool’s Champions League game against Ajax last week.
Boos could also be heard ahead of Tottenham’s 6-2 victory over Leicester City on Saturday while the minute’s silence at Dundee United was interrupted by chanting fans.
Goodison Park was the latest ground where boos could be heard while both teams lined-up to pay their respects ahead of their clash.
Fans booed at Goodison Park during the minute’s silence ahead of Everton v West Ham
The teams managers led both teams out ahead of the minute’s silence at Goodison Park
Frank Lampard and David Moyes each laid a wreath of flowers in the centre-circle as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II before the minute’s silence, which was disrupted by a certain number of fans.
In the Football League, tributes were also aplenty. At the Riverside Stadium, for example, a picture of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was held up on the scoreboard before Middlesbrough’s fixture with Cardiff City.
In League One, Ipswich Town blacked out their match programme for their encounter against Bristol Rovers. They also adorned it with a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the back cover too.
The Queen passed away at the age of 96 earlier this month and football has paid tribute to her over the weekend in the UK
The mixed response to holding a minute’s silence around the country comes after the Football Association made the decision to shut down football last weekend despite government guidance stating there was no obligation to.
Other sports, including rugby union and rugby league, continued with their fixtures.
The Test cricket match between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval paused on Friday but resumed on Saturday following a silence and a stirring rendition of ‘God Save the King’ following the accession of King Charles III.
Some non-league matches were played in England on Monday night but elite teams only returned to action on Tuesday.
The Champions League games involving Chelsea, Manchester City, Rangers and Celtic will be played on Wednesday.
The match between Rangers and Napoli at Ibrox was moved from Tuesday night to Wednesday night because of limited police resources during the Scottish leg of the period of mourning for the Queen.
No away supporters will be admitted to Ibrox with Rangers fans now barred from travelling to Naples for the return match in late October.