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SOCCER FANS BOO PAPAL TRIBUTE

Fans at a Scottish Cup soccer game in Glasgow, Scotland, jeered during a minute's silence for Pope John Paul II, forcing the tribute to be cut short.

The booing by Hearts fans came before the semifinal against Celtic, which has mostly Catholic fans. Referee Stuart Dougal ended the memorial less than halfway through because of the noise. The game was televised in Britain and overseas.

Hearts chief executive Phil Anderton criticized the fans' conduct and apologized to Celtic and the Scottish Football Association.

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