Celtic vs Rangers game moved to avoid clash with royal funeral

Celtic vs Rangers game moved to avoid clash with royal funeral

A NUMBER of sporting events have been changed so as not to clash with the funeral.

A Scottish Cup match between fierce rivals Celtic and Rangers has been moved so it doesn't clash with Prince Phillip's funeral on Saturday.

The Old Firm fixture at Ibrox was originally set for 4pm on Saturday, but will instead be played on Sunday at 3pm.

As well as the Old Firm derby, a Premier League game between Wolves and Sheffield United, LV= Insurance County Championship matches (cricket) and race meetings are also affected by the time of the funeral.

However, it is understood the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will stay at its original 5.30pm kick-off time on Saturday.

Advice issued by the British government read: "The decision as to whether sporting fixtures continue to go ahead is at the discretion of organisers. Organisers may wish to consider using black armbands and observing a silence before matches are played."

Every Premier League game at the weekend had a two-minute moment of silence before the game kicked off, as did games throughout the EFL and SPL.

It has been confirmed that Meghan Markle will not be in attendance at the funeral, as she is over 22 weeks pregnant and on the other side of the world.