Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Premier League decided on Friday to postpone the 7th day to pay tribute to him. If the United Kingdom has indeed announced a national mourning of 12 days, the British government had clarified that sports competitions did not necessarily need to be postponed. Several former players therefore find it difficult to understand this decision and have made it known.
Play to honor him
If he recognized that events, like this, were much more important than a football match, the former England team striker Peter Crouch wanted to recall the advantages of maintaining the matches this weekend -end: ” Imagine if the matches had taken place. The armbands, the minutes of silence, the national anthem in front of millions of viewers. Wouldn’t that have been a better way to say goodbye? »
Such tributes have already been seen this Thursday in stadiums hosting Europa League matches. Ex-defender Gary Neville, agreeing with his compatriot, also emphasized Queen Elizabeth II’s fondness for the sport for going against the Premier League’s decision.