The Daily Telegraph

Irish football fans filmed chanting offensive lyrics

- By Ben Rumsby

FOOTAGE has emerged showing Irish football fans celebratin­g the death of Queen Elizabeth II during a Europa Conference League match between Shamrock Rovers and Sweden’s Djurgården­s.

A video online shows supporters of the Dublin club singing a song making light of Her Majesty’s passing. It was posted to Twitter on Thursday and viewed more than four million times.

A minute’s silence held before the second half of Hearts’ match against İstanbul Başakşehir also had to be cut short after supporters jeered and one was heard to shout an obscenity targeting the late monarch.

Shamrock Rovers condemned the footage, saying the “callous chanting” was not acceptable. Telegraph Sport has approached Uefa for comment.

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