There were many eyes on Liverpool fans tonight as the world waited to see how they would react to the Queen’s moment of silence.
Liverpool don’t have much love for the Royal Family and the rest of England due to past events and those feelings are understandable and justified. Fans of the football club have become well known for booing the English national anthem at major events and many expected a similar reaction to tonight’s minute’s silence.
Anfield seemed very respectful to the late Queen before the game and it seemed very calm throughout the moment of respect, but the Telegraph’s Oliver Brown said otherwise.
The minute’s silence for the Queen was dropped after 30-40 seconds according to Brown and there were loud boos and jeers, despite the vast majority’s best efforts to respect the moment.
At Anfield. Moment of silence for the Queen dropped after 30-40 seconds. A few loud boos and jeers, despite the vast majority’s best efforts to respect the moment.
—Olivier Brown (@oliverbrown_tel) September 13, 2022
Others, like David Maddock and Ian Doyle, say Liverpool fans were very respectful and most stadium footage seems to confirm this.
Liverpool fans called on everyone to be respectful to the Queen earlier today and if they couldn’t control themselves then they had to stay away until kick-off.
Fans seemed to heed that advice despite reports from Oliver Brown.
And those two voices supported Liverpool, but said nothing against anyone. A single boo, for a second by one person, and immediately shouted.
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) September 13, 2022
… 54,000 people here and about seven people tried to make noise and their neighbors told them where to go.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) September 13, 2022