HIBS have come under fire after club bosses failed to organise a minute’s silence for Remembrance Day ahead of the side’s 2-0 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the weekend.
Critics took to club forums and social media to express surprise and anger at the lack of recognition for the anniversary before Saturday’s match at Easter Road.
A club spokesperson said: “In previous years, Poppy Scotland and the Scottish Premier League ran a number of joint initiatives to increase awareness of Poppy Scotland’s campaign. The Scottish Professional Football League is not part of that campaign and did not call for a minute’s silence at matches this week end.
“Nevertheless Hibernian FC continues to work closely with Poppy Scotland. This year Poppy Scotland were the Club’s chosen charity for the match day can collection at the home game on Saturday November 9. For the match against Inverness, the Hibernian Players took to the field with poppies on their shirts as a symbol of the Club’s continued support.