But that plan ultimately failed as Sky Sports viewers could clearly hear chanting from the Celtic supporters. The Daily Mail claimed that Sky Sports production staff had been warned that they may have to mute pitchside microphones during the minute’s applause.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou had urged fans to be respectful. “I have the same message to our fans that we always have,” the Australian said before the match. “As I said before the game [against Shakhtar], we will abide by the protocols. We wore black armbands on Wednesday night.
“I think there’s a minute’s applause, we will abide by whatever obligations and responsibilities we have as a football club. We will do that in a respectful manner. We want our supporters to do the same.”