the postponement of Premier League games does not please everyone in England

The Premier League’s decision to postpone Matchday 7 matches following the death of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday has been criticized by some England consultants.

The decision was made Friday morning. The day after the death of Queen Elizabeth at the age of 96, the Premier League decided to postpone all the posters for the seventh day of the championship. « To honor his extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, » the Premier League said. But this choice not to play this weekend, during the period of national mourning, does not please everyone.

Neville: ‘Sport shows better than all the respect the Queen deserves’

Across the Channel, some voices are raised to criticize this decision. Consultant for BT Sport, Peter Crouch acknowledges that « things are more important than a match » but the ex-Liverpool and Three Lions striker wonders if playing while paying tribute to the Queen would not have been more important. ‘impact. « Black arm bands, minutes of silence, the national anthem, the royal orchestra playing etc… in front of millions of people around the world, wouldn’t that have been a better way to say goodbye ? »

While journalist Piers Morgan regrets « a ridiculous decision » arguing that the Queen loved sport and that it would have been great to see the public singing « God save the Queen » in her memory, Gary Neville, ex-Manchester United defender and England, goes in the same direction: « I agree. The sport shows better than all the respect which the queen deserves. »

Finally, on the fan side, the fan association also believes that football is never as unifying as when a major event occurs. « Most supporters would have liked to attend matches this weekend and pay tribute to the Queen alongside other fans, » regrets the association.

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