Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace, professional football teams have begun to honour Queen Elizabeth II on social media. The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, celebrating 70 years on the throne. One of her most famous moments was when she presented Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy in the 1966 World Cup final. Clubs across the world have started to post tributes to The Queen on Twitter and Facebook, with many expressing their gratitude.
30 EFL games
On Saturday, English professional football returned to action after a period of mourning for the Queen. The 96-year-old monarch died on Thursday, prompting a ‘day of silence’ throughout the UK and around the world. Almost all English football league games were postponed on Friday and Saturday, with the Premier League cancelling all matches in the country.
Some teams and supporters observed a one minute silence during Saturday’s Champions League game against Ajax. Swansea City also observed a minute of silence prior to their match against Cardiff City. Tottenham, meanwhile, announced that their game against Sporting Lisbon would take place on Tuesday.
Liverpool and Tottenham’s Champions League matches
Liverpool fans, EFL clubs, and the Premier League have paid their respects to The Queen as professional football fixtures resume this week. The news came after an announcement by Buckingham Palace that the Queen had died. Her death is a particularly poignant one given that the Queen celebrated her 70th birthday earlier this year. She is renowned for handing the Jules Rimet trophy to Bobby Moore after the 1966 World Cup final. Since her passing, clubs have been paying tribute to the late monarch on social media.
Almost every game in the English Football League was postponed on Friday in honour of The Queen, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. The Premier League had cancelled all games for this weekend, as the nation mourns her passing. Other leagues, however, were more upbeat, and most games played on Friday and Saturday began with the National Anthem. Most games also featured a ‘period of silence’ for the queen.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s game against Brighton postponed
Brighton & Hove Albion’d game against Crystal Palace has been postponed following the recent rail strike. The match was due to be played at Amex Stadium on Saturday, but has been called off due to safety concerns. The strike has been called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, which represents over 40,000 workers. Strikes have disrupted services across Britain for the past few weeks, and the match will now be played at another time.
The fixture against Brighton was originally due to be played on the day of the international break, but the postponement has put it back a week. The club has said that they will now reschedule the match for September 17. Brighton and Crystal Palace’s next game is at Newcastle United on September 17. The postponed game means that tickets for the match against Brighton are still valid.
English Premiership rugby matches postponed
As tributes to the late monarch are observed across the United Kingdom, some sporting events have been cancelled or postponed. The Premiership Rugby season has been affected, with two games cancelled and two scheduled for this weekend. The UK Government has urged sporting bodies to close their venues on the day of the State Funeral.
English Premiership rugby matches were postponed on Friday because of the national mourning. The Premiership announced that Round 1 of the 2022/23 season would go ahead on Saturday, while two Friday matches were moved to Sunday. Other scheduled matches will take place as normal. Players and coaches will wear black armbands and the Premiership is advising fans to observe a minute’s silence before each match.
Liverpool fans boo ‘Abide With Me’
Liverpool fans have been booing the national anthem since the 1980s. The Hillsborough tragedy deepened the rift between Merseyside and the rest of the country. Many residents of Merseyside feel that the Government does not care about their welfare and ignores the needs of the area. Supporters have also shown disdain for patriotism by holding signs that read ‘Scouse Not English’ at home matches.
Liverpool fans booed the English National Anthem before the FA Cup final at Wembley. The song was sung by RAYE. Liverpool had asked Uefa to hold a minute’s silence in honour of the Queen, which they were granted.
England anthem sung by Laura Wright
Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II are being observed across the UK as professional football resumes. Liverpool fans and players are taking part in a day of tributes by paying tribute to the monarch. The news comes days after the Queen celebrated her 70th birthday and celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, which was also the day she became Britain’s monarch. One of the most memorable moments of her reign was when she presented Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy following the 1966 World Cup final.
Professional football resumed on Tuesday following a day off for the country. The Premier League, the WSL, and the EFL all suspended matches to pay tribute to the Queen. Senior Scottish football was also cancelled. At the start of the season, almost every EFL match played the national anthem and held a moment of silence.