Death Elizabeth II – Reactions from the world of sports: Arsenal and Zurich observe a minute of silence before the 2nd half

Death Elizabeth II – Reactions from the world of sports: Arsenal and Zurich observe a minute of silence before the 2nd half

Death Elizabeth II – Reactions from the world of sports: Arsenal and Zurich observe a minute of silence before the 2nd half

At 7:30 pm sharp, the British royal family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. Since then, the giveaways have followed one another on social media but also in the world of sport. After the break of the Europa League match between Zurich and Arsenal, all the players allowed a minute of silence. For its part, the Premier League quickly presented its “condolence“to the royal family and to all the people around the world who are “in mourning“.

Flags at half mast at Old Trafford

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English clubs also communicated quickly on social media. Manchester United changed the color of their logo to black on Twitter and issued a press release stating that their C3 match has been retained. “The club shares the pain of the entire nation and recognizes its immense contribution to public life, including sport, here in the UK, throughout the Commonwealth and around the world. This Thursday there will be a minute of silence before the kick-off of the match against Real Sociedad, which will allow the teams, match officials and all those present to pay tribute to her Majesty the Queen. Both teams will wear black armbands and Old Trafford flags will fly at half mast as a sign of our utmost respect. “

In the Europa League conference, a vibrant tribute was paid by the British fans before West Ham-Silkeborg.

Even in mourning, the players have multiplied the messages on social networks. Starting with Harry Kane, the attacker of the Three Lions. “My thoughts go out to the royal family who are going through difficult timesnoted the Tottenham player. The queen has been an incredible inspiration to us and will be recognized for her wonderful years of service to our country. Rest in peace, His Majesty. “”For a Newcastle boy, it was an honor to have been by your side. Thanks for everything ma’am“, Wrote Alan Shearer, legend of English football, with a photo of him next to the Queen.

The world of Formula 1 also quickly paid tribute to Elizabeth II. If McLaren posted a photo of the Queen, Williams, the other British team in the paddock, tweeted: “The stable joins the world in mourning over the death of Her Majesty the Queen“. George Russell also shared his.”sadness“On social networks”.His devotion to our country and his thoughtful leadership have been a source of inspiration for so many generations of Brits and people around the world.“wrote the driver of the Mercedes.

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