#sports Gary Lineker claims football has 'missed the opportunity to pay its respects' to the Queen

#sports Gary Lineker claims football has ‘missed the opportunity to pay its respects’ to the Queen

#sports activities Gary Lineker claims football has ‘missed the opportunity to pay its respects’ to the Queen
#sports Gary Lineker claims football has 'missed the opportunity to pay its respects' to the Queen


The Premier League have introduced that each one of this weekend’s matches have been postponed to honour Queen Elizabeth II following her dying at the age of 96 on Thursday. 

The FA confirmed all football throughout the nation would even be known as off, together with the EFL and opening video games of the new WSL season, in addition to matches in the Barclay’s Women’s Championship, Women’s FA Cup and the FA Trophy.

The National League has additionally cancelled their programme of fixtures for Saturday and Sunday throughout steps one to six and grassroots football matches in England have additionally been postponed to mark the dying of the Queen. 

The Government earlier suggested that no sporting occasions ought to go forward this weekend – or on the day of the Queen’s funeral – however left the ultimate resolution up to the particular person organisations.

The Scottish FA, Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Premier League and Highland & Lowland Leagues have agreed that each one skilled football matches can be postponed this weekend as a mark of respect. 

FA Wales have announced that games from the ninth to the twelfth of September have been postponed. 

Manchester United’s Europa League conflict with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford and West Ham’s recreation in opposition to FCSB in the Europa Conference League at the London Stadium went forward on Thursday night with pre-match tributes.

The Northern Ireland Football League introduced that Friday night time’s matches between Cliftonville and Glentoran and Larne and Dungannon have been postponed.

The English Football League additionally confirmed that Friday night time’s Championship recreation between Burnley and Norwich and the League Two match between Tranmere and Stockport had been postponed, with a choice on Saturday’s fixtures but to be made.

The Irish FA has introduced that each one football in Northern Ireland scheduled for this weekend is not going to happen. 

All of the Premier League 2 fixtures have been cancelled, in addition to the Championship match between Burnley and Norwich.

Tonight’s League Two fixture between Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County has additionally been postponed. 


Friday’s play between England and South Africa males at The Oval, together with all scheduled matches in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, is not going to happen.

The England and Wales Cricket Board introduced on Friday that each one cricket would resume on Saturday – together with England’s Test in opposition to South Africa and England Women’s T20 match in opposition to India.  

Rugby Union

Northampton introduced the postponement of their Premiership Rugby Cup conflict in opposition to Saracens scheduled for Thursday night.

The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all home aggressive video games this weekend as a mark of respect and the ladies’s summer season Test worldwide between Scotland and Spain on Sunday can also be off.

Bristol Bears in opposition to Bath Rugby has been postponed from Friday night to a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday, following the resolution of the Premiership board. The remainder of the Saturday Premiership Rugby matches will go forward.

Rugby League

The RFL postponed Friday’s Betfred Championship fixture between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams, however the first Super League elimination play-off between Catalans Dragons and Leeds will go forward as it’s happening in Perpignan, France. 

Further bulletins about the weekend’s fixtures in any respect ranges have been set to be made ‘as quickly as attainable’, the governing physique stated. 


Play was suspended for the day at the BMW PGA Championship and there can be no play on Friday.  

However, organisers later revealed they’re planning to restart at Wentworth this weekend, awaiting steerage from Buckingham Palace.

Formula 1

Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix will go forward as scheduled with a minute’s silence deliberate earlier than observe on Friday and one other anticipated earlier than the race.


The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) acknowledged that each one fights on Friday wouldn’t go forward as deliberate.

The undisputed middleweight showdown between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall at the 02 Arena has been postponed till October 15.  


The US Open held a quick tribute to the Queen throughout the ladies’s semi-finals on Thursday night time in New York. With Brits Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski on both facet of the web for the males’s double’s ultimate on Friday, the pair are anticipated to put on black armbands to mark the Queen’s passing.  

Horse racing

Horse racing was a a lot cherished ardour of the Queen. Events have been cancelled for Friday and Saturday, whereas night playing cards at Southwell and Chelmsford on Thursday have been deserted after the information of her dying was confirmed round 6.30pm.  

On Sunday, racing returns, led with the St Leger in a revised nine-race programme at Doncaster racecourse. 

Sunday’s card at Chepstow in Wales can even proceed as regular, however Musselburgh in Scotland has been cancelled as a result of the Queen’s physique can be mendacity in relaxation in Edinburgh. 

The Queen’s horse King’s Lynn has not been declared for the Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, after being initially entered. 


The Great North Run, the world’s largest half-marathon, will go forward on Sunday. Organisers cancelled its 5k sister occasion on Friday. 

Richmond RUN-FEST has been postponed, as a result of their route would take runners by way of two places owned partially by Historic Royal Palaces and a floral tribute to Elizabeth in the Royal Borough’s Old Deer Park. 


Friday’s Tour of Britain stage was promptly cancelled and in a while Thursday night the remainder of the tour, which was set to end on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was known as off totally.

Ice Hockey

Premier Sports Elite League Ice Hockey will start tonight as beforehand deliberate, following a board assembly. Fixtures will begin with a two-minute silence for the Queen, adopted by the taking part in of the nationwide anthem. 

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