BT Sport forced to apologise after offensive Queen banner shown during Shakhtar vs Celtic

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BT Sport were forced to apologise after honing in on an offensive banner concerning the Queen’s death unveiled by Celtic fans during their tie with Shakhtar Donetsk. Thousands of supporters trekked to Poland in support of the Hoops in their second Champions League match of the season. 

Celtic went into the match with Shakhtar attempting to make up ground after losing their European opener 3-0 to Real Madrid last week. Vinicius Jr, Luka Modric and Eden Hazard were on the scoresheet as Ange Postecoglou’s men were outclassed on home turf. 

Their next clash against Shakhtar kicked off early on Wednesday evening. English and Scottish teams playing home or away in Europe were permitted to hold a one-minute silence as a mark of respect for the Queen, who died last week. 

Following a pre-match meeting between Celtic, Shakhtar and UEFA, however, it was decided that there would be no silence before kick off. At the start of the game, BT Sport were forced to apologise after zooming in on a banner unveiled by Celtic fans that read: “F*** THE CROWN.”

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