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Bayern Munich held up a banner highlighting the impact of the Queen’s death on football fans (Getty)

Bayern Munich fans have been protesting the impact of the Queen’s death on football fans this week.

The banner, unveiled during the first half of Bayern’s Champions League game against Barcelona on Tuesday night, read: ‘Match delays and last-minute suspensions over death of a king?! Respect fans!’

Rangers’ Champions League game against Napoli has already been postponed from Tuesday night to Wednesday night due to limited police resources following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday.

Napoli fans are also not allowed to attend the game at Ibrox due to problems with Scottish police.

Naples City Councilor Luigi Musto branded the decision to block Napoli fans from seeing the game at the Ibrox as “disgraceful” and “unacceptable”.

“I have expressed my total contempt for this decision. Hundreds of Napoli supporters have already bought flights, hotels and tickets for the Glasgow game,” Musto told Radio CRC.

Napoli players during a training session at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.

Napoli will have no fans at the Ibrox on Wednesday night (PA)

“I can understand the decision to postpone the game by 24 hours given the public order reasons given by local police forces in Scotland. But why would they close the away game? It’s totally unacceptable. Fans shouldn’t have to pay for these idiotic decisions.

“SSC Napoli have already announced that they will refund tickets, but that’s only a small part of the cost to fans. Who pays for the canceled flights? The British government? Uefa? And the Scots have the same problem for the Napoli game – a decision disguised as a ‘level playing field’. It is an absurd and a shameful decision.

“I’ve already been inundated with inquiries. The fans are rightly angry. I will always defend the people of this city and I hope Napoli demand compensation from UEFA for the fans.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool supporters observed a minute’s silence at Anfield ahead of their Champions League game against Ajax on Tuesday night.

Scattered shouts and boos were immediately silenced by the majority of supporters during the ceremony.

Both teams pay their respects to the Queen during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield on September 13th 2022 in Liverpool, England

Liverpool and Ajax observed a minute’s silence in honor of the Queen (Getty)

UEFA has also turned down requests from Chelsea, Manchester City and Rangers to play the national anthem ahead of their Champions League games on Wednesday night.

A UEFA statement said: “No anthems will be played – including the UEFA Champions League anthem – on the basis of a uniform pre-match ceremony with a subdued atmosphere and no celebratory activities at all UK venues to show respect like last Thursday.«

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