Former Sky Sports activities presenter Richard Keys believes different sports activities ‘ought to be ashamed’ for enjoying on following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II as he feels the soccer authorities made the right resolution in suspending fixtures.
On Friday it was determined by the Premier League and the Soccer Affiliation that the soccer calendar can be postponed this weekend as a mark of respect over the passing of The Queen – who died at Balmoral on the age of 96.
The choice spilt opinion amongst followers and folks within the sport over the choice to postpone the weekend’s fixtures, particularly given cricket, rugby, and ice hockey amongst different sports activities continued to play on or resumed on Saturday.
Keys, nonetheless, felt that authorities have been proper to postpone matches, so as to permit folks to pay their respects.
He tweeted: ‘Soccer had no selection however to cease this w/e. Those who suppose in a different way are improper.
‘The sports activities that performed on ought to be ashamed. Did the choices have something to do with the occasions not being insured for cancellations? I am listening to it might have completed.’
Former Sky Sports activities presenter Richard Keys believes the soccer authorities made the right name in suspending the weekend’s fixtures in any respect ranges of the sport
Keys bucked the pattern of most feeling just 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.
Earlier than England’s Third Check with South Africa on the Oval, a minute silence was noticed by these in attendance, and there was a transferring rendition of God Save The King sung for the primary time at a sporting occasion.
Earlier than England’s Third Check with South Africa on the Oval, a minute silence was noticed
Each 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
Each 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 like the cricket, with all the fixtures that have been attributable to happen going forward after observing a one-minute silence to honour Her Majesty.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker questioned why soccer could not have completed the identical, by posting: ‘Given the fantastic and transferring scenes at The Oval, it feels an actual disgrace that soccer will not be going down this weekend, due to this fact lacking the chance 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 chance 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.’
These social media posts got here after the Premier League posted an announcement on Friday morning to substantiate the information that matches this weekend can 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 likely be postponed, together with Monday night’s sport.’
The FA’s assertion added: ‘Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Soccer Affiliation 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 September 11 September.
‘The FA can affirm that every one soccer fixtures throughout the Barclays Girls’s Tremendous League, Barclays Girls’s Championship, the Vitality Girls’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will likely be postponed this weekend.
‘We will additionally affirm that every one soccer fixtures throughout the Nationwide League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, together with the Vanarama Nationwide Leagues, the Girls’s Soccer Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches throughout grassroots soccer in England will likely be postponed.’
There has but to be an announcement as as to whether the home calendar will proceed from the beginning of subsequent week, though video games in European competitions are set to be performed as scheduled.