Glasgow Rangers challenge UEFA to broadcast God Save the King

(Glasgow) Glasgow Rangers challenged European football authorities on Wednesday night on Radio May the Lord protect the king Before the Champions League match, they lost 3-0 to Napoli.

Posted at 4:31 p.m.

The Scottish club has asked UEFA for permission to amend the C1 protocol to be able to broadcast the British anthem before kick-off in Ibrox.

The request was denied, and the European Union allowed the game one minute of silence and the wearing of black armbands in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last Thursday at her Scottish castle, Balmoral.

But the Rangers, who are historically close to the royal family, played the anthem after this minute of silence. An initiative likely to earn the club a penalty from UEFA.

Scottish players and spectators have combined their singing voices with the new version of the UK anthem, as May God protect the Queen changed to May the Lord protect the kingreferring to the new King Charles III.

At one of the stands of Ibrox, Tifo painted the silhouette of the Queen’s head against the background of Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom.

On land, the Rangers hardly resisted the Neapolitans for more than an hour. American James Sands was sent off at 55e Minute, for a second yellow card, hastened their defeat.

Matteo Politano scored a penalty in the 68th minuteeGiacomo Raspadori at 85e Tanguy Ndombele scored in extra time (90 + 1) the three winning goals, the second for Napoli in two days.

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On the other hand, for Rangers, who are returning to C1 after 12 years of absence, this is their second defeat in two matches, after opening 4-0 in Amsterdam against Ajax.

In London, where Chelsea received Salzburg, a May the Lord protect the king It was not performed at Stamford Bridge, but was sung spontaneously by part of the audience.

The match ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw for the Blues.

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