Dundee United have released a statement after members of their travelling support disrupted a minute’s silence for Queen Elizabeth II against Rangers.

The Gers were taking a moment to remember the former Monarch during their eventual 2-1 victory over the Arabs in Glasgow.

However, disgraceful scenes soon followed as several members of the Dundee United began to disrupt the silence and chant offensive songs.

The incident clearly embarrassed the Premiership side who’ve reacted in an attempt of damage limitation as they struggle to deal with the backlash associated with the incident.

It’s not exactly the most convincing thing we’ve ever read.

“Dundee United are aware of the actions of a small section of the crowd who chose to not respect the minute’s silence before this afternoon’s match at Ibrox,” reads the statement.

“As a club, ahead of the game we reached out to advise our supporters of the pre-match arrangements with the expectation that the minute silence would be observed.”

Rangers manager urges improvement after Dundee United

Rangers would also do their talking on the pitch as Antonio Colak scored twice to put Dundee United to the sword and end a three-game losing streak.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst spoke after the match and claimed his team must improve in moments of stress after yet another unconvincing performance.

“We started the game really well and like so many times at home, we could have scored two or three times in the first 15 minutes,” said van Bronckhorst.

“In the second half we scored the second goal quite early but after we conceded the first goal, maybe in the players’ minds, it was ‘What if? What if?’.

“It affected the game as well, although we had chances to kill the game off to make it 3-1. We had good chances and they didn’t take them.

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“Mentally it is quite difficult when you have three defeats in a row, it can affect you. I think at moments in the game today it affected us.

“In moments of stress, it is difficult to keep focusing on your task and on your play. I think in moments of the game you can see we did not do that well.

“The game should have been decided early and that is one thing we have to do better compared to last season.

“Last season we played many of these games and eventually conceded a late goal and dropped points again, so today I was happy that we took the three points.”

Meanwhile, a former Ibrox star could be set for a surprise ticket to the World Cup in Qatar.

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