Jocks Escape Sanctions Because UEFA Are Powerless To Act!

Last updated : 21 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The home fans ignored earlier pleas from the Scottish Football Association to treat 'God Save the Queen' with respect.

UEFA spokesman William Gaillard said that while the game was outside their jurisdiction, there was nothing in their rules which could be used to punish disrespect of that nature.

William Gaillard: "Friendly matches are in the domain of FIFA, it is not UEFA's responsibility.

"Unfortunately this is not a new thing but there are no sanctions we can impose.

"We ran a successful campaign during the European Championships to get fans to respect their opponents' national anthems.

"It's about education and we can only hope that respect is shown."