Fans in SCOTLAND and Ireland were filmed chanting their aversion to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations ahead of Saturday’s Nations League clash of sides.
Hours before the game at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, fans from both sides were seen singing “f*** the Jubilee” and dancing.
The footage, showing members of the tartan army in kilts alongside Irish supporters sporting their team’s scarves, has been viewed more than 150,000 times on Twitter.
Scottish and Irish fans sing in Dublin today pic.twitter.com/u16zI4b5fa
– Scottish Away Football Days (@days_scottish) June 11, 2022
While some who disliked the celebrations marking the Queen’s 70th birthday on the throne shared the clip adding positive comments, others suggested the chant was “bigoted” and “embarrassing”.
The match was played just a week after Jubilee pageantry included a £15million parade through London, featuring a hologram version of the Queen waving from a golden horse-drawn carriage.
Jubilee celebrations in Scotland have been muted compared to those in England, with reports of low attendance at events across the country and cancellations in some cases.
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Despite the singing and dancing in Dublin ahead of the Scotland v Ireland match, there were some disappointed faces afterwards.
On Saturday night, Andy Robertson admitted Scotland deserved to be booed by the tartan army after their dismal 3-0 defeat.
After losing their World Cup play-off semi-final to Ukraine at Hampden Park, the Scots began their Nations League campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Armenia.
The result and performance gave Steve Clarke’s men confidence for the trip to Dublin to face an Irish side who had lost their first two League B Group 1 games and were indeed seeking their first ever Nations League win.
But the home side dominated from the start and goals from Alan Browne and Troy Parrott gave them a deserved lead before Michael Obafemi, making his first international start, thundered in third early in the second half.
Skipper Robertson acknowledged the performance was “nowhere good enough” and said Scottish fans were right to express their frustration.
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He told Premier Sports: “To the fans behind the goal booing us, absolutely fine.
“We know they come a long way, we know they pay a lot of money and the performance is far from good enough in a Scottish shirt.
“We will have to evaluate as a team, we will have to evaluate individually and we have to press the reset button because everything was fine last year, but this year the performance is still not quite up to par.
“We knew they were under pressure, two losses in the top two and they were probably challenged.
“We had to weather the storm, but we didn’t.
“We gave them easy corners, won big tackles which got the crowd going and set the tone for the game and unfortunately we didn’t go into the game until they were 3-0 down.
“The overall performance was nowhere good enough and not good enough for a Scottish shirt.”
Robertson believes Scotland must regain the level of consistency shown in their eight unbeaten run before the loss to Ukraine.