#sports Richard Keys tells sports that played on after the death of Queen Elizabeth they ‘ought to be ASHAMED’
Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys insists different sports ‘ought to be ashamed’ as he feels the soccer authorities made the right resolution to postpone fixtures following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
On Friday it was determined by the Premier League and the Football Association that the soccer calendar would be postponed this weekend as a mark of respect over the passing of The Queen – who died in Balmoral at the age of 96.
The resolution spilt opinion amongst followers and other people in the sport over the resolution to postpone the weekend’s fixtures, particularly given cricket, rugby, and ice hockey amongst different sports continued to play on or resumed on Saturday.
Keys, nevertheless, felt that authorities had been proper to postpone matches, with the intention to enable individuals to pay their respects.
He tweeted: ‘Football had no selection however to cease this w/e. Those that suppose otherwise are fallacious.
‘The sports that played on ought to be ashamed. Did the choices have something to do with the occasions not being insured for cancellations? I’m listening to it might have accomplished.’
Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys believes the soccer authorities made right name
Keys bucked the pattern of most feeling like the video games ought to have carried on with a respectful minute’s silence.
The England and Wales Cricket Board cancelled all fixtures on Friday after the announcement of the The Queen’s passing, however resumed matches on Saturday for all worldwide, home, and leisure video games.
Before England’s Third Test with South Africa at the Oval, a minute silence was noticed by these in attendance, and there was a shifting rendition of God Save The King sung for the first time at a sporting occasion.
Before England’s Third Test with South Africa at the Oval, a minute silence was noticed
Both England and South Africa’s gamers additionally wore black armbands as cricket paid tribute
London Irish and Worcester Warriors observe a one-minute silence to honour Her Majesty
Both England and South Africa’s gamers additionally wore black armbands as cricket paid tribute to the UK’s longest reining monarch after her passing.
Rugby additionally determined to renew motion on Saturday, very similar to the cricket, with all of the fixtures that had been on account of happen going forward – observing a one-minute silence to honour Her Majesty.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker questioned why soccer could not have accomplished the similar, by posting: ‘Given the fantastic and shifting scenes at The Oval, it feels an actual disgrace that soccer isn’t happening this weekend, subsequently lacking the alternative to pay its respects.
BT Sport pundit Peter Crouch posted on social media: ‘I do know it is solely a sport and a few issues are a lot greater however think about all our video games went forward this weekend.
Gary Lineker believes soccer missed a possibility by cancelling this weekend’s fixtures
Lineker took to Twitter to share his views after watching the tribute at The Oval on Saturday
TV persona Piers Morgan added: ‘Ridiculous resolution.’
Those social media posts got here after the Premier League posted an announcement on Friday morning to verify the information that matches this weekend would be postponed.
‘At a gathering this morning, Premier League golf equipment paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,’ an announcement from top-flight bosses learn on Friday.
‘To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match spherical will be postponed, together with Monday night’s sport.’
The FA’s assertion added: ‘Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left an enduring and indelible legacy on our nationwide sport. As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English soccer has united to postpone all soccer fixtures between Sept. 11 September.
‘The FA can verify that all soccer fixtures throughout the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend.
‘We can even verify that all soccer fixtures throughout the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, together with the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches throughout grassroots soccer in England will be postponed.’
There has but to be an announcement as as to whether the home calendar will proceed from the begin of subsequent week, though video games in European competitions are set to be played as scheduled.