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PRINCE WILLIAM being booed at Saturday’s FA Cup Final has caused outrage among Britons with many saying they were “disgusted” by the “rude” behaviour of the crowds.
On Saturday, the Duke of Cambridge, 39, in his position as the Football Association president, attended the FA Cup Final. The match saw Chelsea and Liverpool squaring off for the title win at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Fans began jeering during a rendition of the Christian hymn Abide With Me. Members of the crowd then caused a further commotion when William’s name was announced in the stadium. Coverage of the event also highlights fans booing the Duke when he was taken to greet the players from both competing teams.nThe booing and jeers then reached their peak when the National Anthem was performed.
Karen Martinez said she was “disgusted” by the crowd jeering at the Duke.
In a tweet, she wrote: “Disgusted with Wembley booing Prince William and the National anthem especially after cleaning his diary to present Deborah James with her Damehood yesterday.”
Hayley Thomas also branded the crowd’s actions as “rude”, and showed a lack of manners.
She wrote: “Manners don’t cost anything. I watched the final. I thought it was rude. Not doing themselves anymore favours behaving like that.”
A royal fan named Pooja called the actions of fans “Disrespectful behaviour” while Sue Ibrahim wrote: “To boo Prince William and our National Anthem was outrageous.”
Another user, @hellen3030 wrote: “A quick reminder for those on the Prince William hatred bandwagon. You cannot break him. He IS steel.”
While a user called Bo said they were “shocked”, writing: “Why are they booing? William is just doing his job … What if this was the Queen … They wouldn’t dare boo at the song when she was there shaking hands with players … I’m shocked!”
George_Cooper93 added: “Booing the anthem, Prince William, and Abide with Me. Pretty disrespectful to British culture if you ask me.”
Former BBC Royal Correspondent Michael Cole also chimed in with his thoughts, describing the booing as “disgraceful and deplorable”
He also called for the Football Association to take action.
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