Bayern Munich fans protest match delays due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death

FC Bayern Munich fans protested the fallout from Queen Elizabeth II’s death and unfurled a banner during the Champions League clash against Barcelona, ​​urging the match officials to “respect fans”.

All weekend games in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been postponed following the death of the British monarch aged 96 last Thursday. Despite matches taking place next weekend, Sunday’s games between Chelsea and Liverpool and Manchester United and Leeds United have been postponed as police were diverted to attend to the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

Arsenal’s Europa League home game against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday has also been postponed as over a million people are expected to travel to London to pay their respects to the Queen in the coming days.

Bayern fans unfurled a banner in the Allianz Arena in the 26th minute of the group game against Barcelona that read ‘Match delays and last-minute suspensions due to the death of a king – respect fans’.

With the Champions League Group A game between Rangers and Napoli in Glasgow postponed by 24 hours and rescheduled to Wednesday, and with traveling fans being banned from attending the game at Ibrox, it’s possible Bayern’s protest was specific to related to this decision.

In announcing the 24-hour delay of the game in Ibrox, UEFA also confirmed that Rangers fans would not be allowed to travel to Italy for the second leg against Napoli to ensure both sets of fans received the same treatment. Bayern Munich fans protest match delays due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death

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