Fireworks let off over Celtic Park as players observe minute's silence for Prince Philip

The minute’s silence in tribute to the late Prince Philip was interrupted prior to Celtic’s Scottish Premiership meeting with Livingston as fireworks were set off from outside the ground.

A minute's silence for the Duke of Edinburgh is observed by both Celtic and Livingston prior to kick-off. Picture: SNS
A minute's silence for the Duke of Edinburgh is observed by both Celtic and Livingston prior to kick-off. Picture: SNS

All football games across the country observed a silence in remembrance of the Duke of Edinburgh, who died “peacefully” at Windsor Castle surrounded by his family on Friday morning at the age of 99.

Players from both Celtic and Livingston bowed their head prior to Saturday’s match at Celtic Park, only for the unmistakable sound of fireworks to be heard as the minute drew to a close.

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It is unknown at the time who was responsible for letting off the explosive pyrotechnics outside the ground, though with Celtic having little to celebrate so far this campaign it did seem designed to interrupt the silence.

The noises were picked up on both BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound programme and Celtic TV’s coverage of the game.

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