The UEFA Champions board has officially rejects Chelsea, Manchester City and Rangers requested to allowed a national anthem to be play before they can play their match fixtures on Wednesday evening.

Both the three British clubs requested for this from the European governing body if they could play ‘God Save the King’. But the UEFA has rejected the proposal in order to maintain a “subdued atmosphere” inside stadiums.

The UEFA governing board had make it cleared that the Champions League anthem will not be played in England or Scotland as a mark of respect for the Queen Elizabeth II.

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“There will be no anthems played – this also includes the UEFA Champions League anthem – on the basis of maintaining a consistent pre-match ceremony with a subdued atmosphere and without any celebratory activities across all UK venues to show respect as we did last Thursday,” a statement read.

By michel

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