Ann Budge flag unfurled at Tynecastle as Hearts fans react to Robbie Neilson's team selection

Hearts fans have unfurled a flag protesting Ann Budge outside of Tynecastle Park.

Hearts fans protest outside of Tynecastle. Picture: SNS
Hearts fans protest outside of Tynecastle. Picture: SNS

Not long after the team was announced at 1.45pm, a group congregating on McLeod Street put up a flag beside Foundation Plaza.

It read: “Budge & Levein stole our club”.


The Hearts support have been disgruntled with the direction of the team which came to a head after the Scottish Cup humbling at Brora Rangers on Tuesday.

Neilson has made three changes from that side for this afternoon’s encounter with Queen of the South.

Andy Halliday, Liam Boyce and Mihai Popescu all start with Peter Haring, Jamie Walker and Gervane Kastaneer dropping to the bench.

Hearts fans have unfurled a banner outside of Tynecastle. Picture: SNS

Fans have been having their say on the selection.

@DanielHibbert51: “I’ve no motivation for today’s game, anyway come on Hearts let’s finish this league off and get back to where we belong in the premiership we can start to rebuild again for next season once we guarantee promotion.”

@bil_irving: “Well, that has 0-0 or 0-1 all over it.”

@andrew9806: “Scott McGill must wonder why he bothers turning up every week.”

@Deggs2012: “Mon the Hearts!!!!!!! Fed up with all the understandable negativity and just want a decent team on the park, fighting for everything and being able to attack/defend properly plus showing they’ve practiced finishing and crossing (with overtime as both have been absolutely rank!).”

@dickerboy: “Playing QoS and not at all confident of a result. We are a million miles away from where we should be.”

@theitalianjambo: “Don't care whoever pulls on the glorious maroon today. At all. Just win this game boys, do it for your loyal supporters. Let's get this over the line, all together!!!”

@MotionPaul: “Was hoping to see the young lads get a chance after the Brora performance. Time for the players to show up and turn QOS over.”

@marsh_ross: “A line up that screams pace and width…”

@MatthewHarold83: “Worst result in the club's history results in three changes.”