Video: Scotland fans boo Liechtenstein’s God Save The Queen soundalike national anthem
Are boo England in disguise?
The Scottish FA has been forced to issue a public apology after fans booed the national anthem of Liechtenstein before last night’s Euro 2012 qualifier. The tiny nation’s anthem happens to be set to the same tune as the English national anthem God Save The Queen.
SFA acting chief executive George Peat said: “I apologise unreservedly to our visitors for the crass reaction to their anthem.
“The Scotland fans have worked hard to earn their reputation throughout the world as fun-loving and respectful followers of football.
“Last night, those who chose to boo our opponents’ anthem only served to tarnish that reputation.”
And it sound from the video above like plenty of supporters due to choose to boo the anthem. There are little snippets of the offending tune every now and again.
It would be interesting to know what percentage of the fans at Hampden had done their homework and knew beforehand that they were going to get an opportunity to boo God Save The Queen.