A number of sporting occasions in Britain have been known as off as a mark of respect following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II on the age of 96 on Thursday.
The Premier League paid its respects to the Royal Household, saying it was “deeply saddened” to listen to of the Queen’s demise. The league additionally mentioned early Friday that each one matches for the weekend of Sept. 8-10 can be postponed.
“To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match spherical will likely be postponed,” the league mentioned in an announcement, noting that particulars on rescheduling can be “supplied sooner or later.”
The English Soccer League, which runs the three divisions under the Premier League, additionally known as off its video games that had been scheduled to be performed Friday and Saturday.
Manchester United’s Europa League sport towards Actual Sociedad did happen hours after the Queen’s demise was introduced. There was a minute’s silence earlier than kickoff at Outdated Trafford, with each groups carrying black armbands and the flags at stadium lowered to half-staff as an indication of respect.
There was no pre-match music and the digital promoting shows across the area have been switched off.
There was a minute’s silence in different European video games involving British groups, comparable to Arsenal, West Ham and Hearts.
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Organizers of the BMW PGA Championship golf occasion reacted to the announcement of the Queen’s demise by instantly suspending play, with many gamers nonetheless out on the course at Wentworth Golf Membership in Virginia Water, England.
The course and observe amenities will likely be closed Friday.
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The England and Wales Cricket Board mentioned Friday’s play within the second take a look at between England and South Africa on the Oval wouldn’t happen.
Home rugby matches in England and Scotland have been known as off on Thursday and video games is not going to be performed over the weekend, both.
Organizers of biking’s Tour of Britain declared the race over after cancelling Friday’s stage in addition to two extra over the weekend. Gonzalo Serrano, who led after Thursday’s stage, was named the winner.
As nicely, a banner ladies’s boxing card scheduled for Saturday evening at London’s O2 Enviornment and headlined by Britain’s Savannah Marshall and American Claressa Shields was scrapped early Friday by the British Boxing Board of Management. Sky Sports activities, which was to broadcast the occasion, introduced a rescheduled date of Oct. 15.
The U.S. Tennis Affiliation held a second of silence earlier than the primary U.S. Open ladies’s semifinal match Thursday evening — received in straight units by Ons Jabeur over Caroline Garcia.
“We want to pause to recollect Queen Elizabeth II,” the stadium announcer mentioned. “Our ideas are with the individuals as we speak of the UK. Keep in mind to be a part of us in a second of silence.”
Rafael Nadal provided his “most respectful, honest and deepest condolences” and former England soccer participant and tv commentator Gary Lineker additionally tweeted: “Such a really unhappy day. A very exceptional girl who served her nation with dignity, loyalty and beauty. A comforting ever current within the lives of most of us. Relaxation In Peace, Your Majesty.”
Brazil soccer nice Pele tweeted about his admiration for the Queen ever since assembly her in individual in 1968 when she visited the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
The All England Membership, house of the Wimbledon tennis match, mentioned the Queen undertook her duties “with nice knowledge, dignity and attraction for 70 years.”
The Queen was the royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, which thanked her for “years of service on this profoundly unhappy day.”
Louise Martin, president of the Commonwealth Video games Federation, mentioned Queen Elizabeth “has been an inspiration to so many, together with all our Commonwealth Video games athletes and officers. Her Majesty’s imaginative and prescient for the Commonwealth as a various and united household of countries will proceed to encourage us.”
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