The Sunday Post (Newcastle)

Cup confusion after funeral plans released


Doubt has been cast on next Saturday’s Scottish Cup ties – including the Old Firm showdown at Ibrox – after the plans for the funeral of Prince Philip were announced yesterday.

It will take place at 3pm on Saturday, with a national minute’s silence planned for the same time.

With four ties scheduled to kick-off at that time, and the Glasgow derby starting an hour later, the issue is clear.

A Scottish FA statement said last night: “In light of confirmati­on that the funeral of HRH Prince Philip will take place next Saturday at 3pm, we have entered dialogue with the relevant stakeholde­rs with regard to Scottish Cup Fourth Round fixtures scheduled on that day.

“We will update participat­ing clubs, supporters and partners in due course.”

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