Sporting events shutdown after death of Queen Elizabeth II

Starlyon King
By Starlyon King
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Sporting events shutdown after death of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II waving her hand

Sporting activity has immediately begun to shutting down in response to the death of The Queen.

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday Her Majesty had passed away peacefully at the age of 96, with members of the Royal Family travelling to Balmoral to be by her side.

No sporting activity will take place on the day of The Queen’s funeral and it is understood football owners have been told to weigh the ‘feeling of the nation’ when deciding what to do during this period of official mourning period.

Postponed sporting events due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Golf and horse racing were all suspended as soon as her death was announced on Thursday by Buckingham Palace.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the second day of the Third Test against South Africa will not take place on Friday as scheduled.

Thursday’s Europa League league football involving English teams went ahead after discussions between the clubs, the FA and UEFA.

As for Arsenal’s game against FC Zurich the match had already kicked off when news of The Queen’s passing was announced and there was a minute’s silence at half-time.

Similar event happened at Old Trafford as both the Man United and Real Sociedad players wore black armbands and a minute’s silence happened before kick-off, The flags at Old Trafford were also at half-mast.

The English Premier League has also postponed its two games scheduled for Friday.

Norwich was scheduled to play Burnley in the Championship on Friday, while Tranmere and Stockport were set to meet in League Two.

To honor the late Queen Elizabeth II No Premier League fixtures will take place this weekend.
League officials met at 11 am BST and the decision was made to postpone all 10 matches in the English top flight across Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were postponed

An official statement said: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.”

In Formula 1 they are planning a minute’s silence with all teams prior to practice on Friday for the Italian Grand Prix.

Similarly, at the US Open tennis in New York, organizersbefore said “to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth II” there would be “a moment of silence prior to the start of the first women’s semi-final match between Ons Jabeur and Caroline Garcia”.

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