ᑕ❶ᑐ Queen Elizabeth II: David Beckham and Tyson Fury among sports stars to pay tribute

Queen Elizabeth II: David Beckham and Tyson Fury among sports stars to pay tribute
Tyson Fury said of the Queen: ‘May she rest in heaven forever’

David Beckham and Tyson Fury paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her state funeral.

Sport came to a halt again on Monday in a show of respect for Britain’s longest-serving monarch, with sporting figures and organizations sharing their condolences.

Former England football captain Beckham remembered Her Majesty as a « unique, inspiring and caring leader ».

Heavyweight boxing champion Fury said: “May she rest in heaven for eternity. »

Beckham, who queued for 13 hours to see the Queen lying in state at Westminster Hall, wrote on Instagram: “Our Queen is home. Today we said a final farewell to Her Majesty the Queen.

“This week, the world mourned the loss of a unique, inspiring and caring leader. People from all walks of life came together in their thousands to express their gratitude to our beloved queen.

“Along with the incredible ceremony and tradition, we saw a loving family mourn a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and devotion.

“His legacy of service and devotion to duty will live on. Long live the king. »

Watch: David Beckham’s 12 hour wait to see the Queen

Earlier on Monday, Fury posted a video online in which he said: « I have been leaving social media for the past 10 days in mourning out of respect for our deceased queen.

“I hope the funeral goes well, my condolences to all the family and may they rest in heaven for eternity. »

The English Football League wrote on its Twitter page: « On the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the EFL and its clubs would like to join the nation in reflecting on the late Sovereign’s remarkable life of service to the country. , and our hearts go out to the royal family. »

Meanwhile, Premier League side Southampton have released a photo of the Queen presenting the FA Cup to captain Peter Rodrigues after the 1976 final victory over Manchester United at Wembley – the last time she presented the trophy.

Horse racing, Her Majesty’s favorite sport, originally had meetings scheduled in Leicester, Warwick, Hamilton Park and Wolverhampton on Monday, before the funeral date was confirmed.

A number of notable sporting figures attended the funeral at Westminster Abbey, including the Queen’s racing director John Warren, who on Saturday described his « remarkable ability to derive so much pleasure from any horse , whatever level that horse was capable of reaching”. .

He said: “If we had done our best, if we could get the equivalent of a D student a C grade with the best effort, that in itself was great. The horse had the last word and that was fascinating to the queen.  »

Moments of silence had taken place at British sporting fixtures over the weekend.

On Saturday, Premier League and Women’s Super League clubs paid tribute to the Queen as the competition progressed back to the weekend action for the first time since his death.

Queen Elizabeth II: David Beckham and Tyson Fury among sports stars to pay tribute

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Queen Elizabeth II: David Beckham and Tyson Fury among sports stars to pay tribute

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