I think your comment about Broken Britain says more about you than the country. Have a word with yourself…..that word being respect.Disgraceful decision. There is far too much disruption caused by this. The entire economy seems to be grinding to a halt because a 96 year old woman on welfare has died of natural causes. Broken Britain.
So racing goes ahead from Sunday to give the sport and its supporters 'the opportunity to pay their respects to the Queen', while football shuts up shop. Ridiculous.Julie Harrington, chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, said: “The return of racing on Sunday will see the running of the Cazoo St Leger, one of Britain’s five Classic races and a race which the Queen won with her filly Dunfermline in 1977. This will also provide an opportunity for the sport and its supporters to pay its respects to Her Majesty, for the contribution which she has made to the sport to be marked, and for racing to express its deep gratitude to her and sympathies to her family.”
Flags will fly at half-mast, jockeys will wear black armbands and a period of silence will be held before racing.
You raise some interesting points... I don't know the etiquette but if, as seems entirely possible, the funeral and the coronation take place on Saturdays what are the football authorities going to do then? With the World Cup in November and December, they don't have a whole lot of room for manoeuvre. Would have made much more sense to kick on this weekend, while providing ample opportunities for players and supporters to show their respects, mindful that it seems inconceivable fixtures will go ahead on the day of the Queen's funeral.If yesterday's news affects you then I fully respect and am sorry for your loss. If tomorrow was a state funeral or coronation then I could understand if matches were postponed due to the number of royalists in society. But we don’t suspend football matches nationally when horrendous atrocities or disasters happen. If anything, they go ahead and are used an opportunities to show respect or honour grief. Football authorities compelling others to relegate their interest in football to fawning hero worship is pathetic. This is a bad decision (by authorities, not lay people who are royalists)
Yep, I'm just trying to decide who I send my train ticket refund claim for tomorrow to. It's a choice between GWR, the EFL and Buckingham Palace.A pain for supporters who have shelled out on train tickets & accommodation(at all clubs) most I expect non returnable as is the norm for the best deals.
Supporters of course the last people to worry about by the EFL.
As others have mentioned, a minutes silence followed by the National Anthem(as happened at West Ham last night) would have been a fitting tribute from English Football.