BAYERN MUNICH fans have expressed their anger at football postponements caused by Queen Elizabeth II’s death by unveiling a banner.
Supporters of the Bundesliga giants pleaded for “respect” during their Champions League clash against Barcelona at the Allianz Arena.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side ran out 2-0 winners against the Blaugrana to show why they are one of the competition’s favourites.
And along with creating a hostile environment for the travelling Barca players, Bayern fans were also making noise by protesting the impact of Her Majesty’s passing on football.
British football came to a standstill last weekend as the public mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
And European games have also been affected, with Rangers’ Champions League match with Napoli at Ibrox having to be pushed back by 24 hours to Wednesday.
Meanwhile Arsenal’s Europa League home tie against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday has been called off due to a shortage of police officers.
And Bayern supporters have taken it upon themselves to comment on the disruption it is causing for fans.
The Bayern faithful held up a banner behind a goal to issue their support for fellow fans affected by postponements.
The banner read: “Last minute match delays and bans because of a Royal’s death!? Respect fans!”
According to ESPN, Rangers’ delay to face Napoli has been central in Bayern fans’ anger.
The clash in Glasgow will now have no away supporters, with Rangers fans also not allowed to attend the return fixture in Naples.
Bayern supporters are known to be vocal on social and political topics related to football.
In March 2017, they unveiled a banner and covered the Emirates pitch with toilet paper to protest about ticket prices for their trip to Arsenal.
And they also covered the Anderlecht pitch with fake money a few months later in another protest about how expensive it is to watch matches.
They did the same when they travelled to Anfield in February 2019 to face Liverpool in a banner which read: “The greed knows no limits”.
The following month, Bayern were fined after fans displayed a banner criticising VAR in a sign that said: “Modern football kills emotion. F*** VAR! F*** UEFA!”