Queen Elizabeth II death shook the world of sports

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The world of sport has been affected following the death of the queen of England Elizabeth II.

The Queen of England Elizabeth Alexandra Mary passed away at her Balmoral residence on Thursday at the age of 96.

The incident shook the world of sport as she was recognize in the European football which took place yesterday.

The late Queen had her own impact in sports as her appearance alone was enough to motivate athletes.

Athletics and sports were vital parts of Queen Elizabeth II’s life growing up. She always maintained her link to sports regardless of her advanced age as she was frequently pictured making appearances at professional sporting events.

According to an article published by Marca, its was said that the a British Royal house expert Robert Jobson admits that Elizabeth II first fell in love with the beauty of the game right there in the Scottish family home. The little queen served as the goalkeeper for the majority of the family’s football games at Balmoral.

Elizabeth II was said to have fell in love with a London team Arsenal after she received Arsenal at Buckingham Palace after winning the FA Cup.

It was stated that Queen Elizabeth II had a strong interest for horses in addition to her tight ties to the football world. Due to this, Elizabeth II purchased thoroughbred horses throughout her reign, using them to win British classic races like the Epson Derby, the Oaks, or the St. Léger, as well as the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is referred to as “the sport of Kings”.

The football world reacted to the news of queen after moment of silence was observed in the Europa League and conference league games.

Sports authority have reacted to the death and cancellation of weekend football in England league is one of the way honour was shown to the late queen.

The EFL released a statement from the organisation’s chairman Rick Parry and confirmed that talks will take place with the Government about what happens to this weekend’s planned schedule of fixtures.

“Today, the EFL was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II,” Parry said. “Over a 70-year reign, Her Majesty proudly served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with distinction.

“The Queen had a keen interest in sport including football. Her Majesty attended numerous FA Cup Finals throughout her reign and was an advocate for our national sport through her many years of service. “The Monarch was at Wembley Stadium in 1966 for perhaps our national game’s most famous moment to present captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England beat West Germany to win the World Cup.

“On behalf of the League and its Clubs, we join the rest of the nation and people across the world in mourning the passing of our Queen, Elizabeth II. “The thoughts of everybody at the EFL and our Clubs are with the Royal Family at this sad time for our country.”

The EFL concluded Parry’s statement with the following: “Consideration in respect of EFL fixtures will be discussed with the Government and the wider sport sector during the period ahead and an appropriate announcement will be made at the earliest opportunity.”

The Premier League said: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.”

The Scottish Championship game on Friday between Cove Rangers and Dundee was also postponed by the Scottish Professional Football League.

At Wentworth, which is hosting the BMW PGA golf Championship, the flagship event of Europe’s DP World Tour, play was suspended on Thursday, and organisers cancelled Friday’s second round.

In cycling, the Tour of Britain called off Friday’s sixth stage before also cancelling the weekend’s remaining stages.

Saracens’ game against Northampton Saints in the Premiership Rugby Cup later on Thursday was postponed while Scottish Rugby has suspended all domestic watches this weekend.

The British Horseracing Authority also suspended all events for two days. Horse racing was the queen’s passion and she was a regular race-goer as well as an owner and breeder of racing stock.

The U.S.-based National Football League observed a moment of silence before the start of the regular-season opening game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills.

It is really a sad news to the whole country and the world of sports, her legacy will forever remain in sports.

 

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