Queen Elizabeth II’s tributes saw the resumption of professional football


The ‘period of silence’ at Anfield lasted about 30 seconds and was held by all but a few people in the stadium.

The Queen’s tributes were seen respectfully at all 30 EFL games and Liverpool and Tottenham’s Champions League games as UK football resumed after weekend delays.

It was English, Welsh and Northern Irish football and Scottish senior football called The Queen of the United Kingdom died last week at the age of 96.

The national anthem was played at almost every game in the English Football League (EFL). A “period of silence” was held at EFL matches and Liverpool and Tottenham’s Champions League matches.

BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty reported that Anfield saw most of Liverpool’s supporters perfectly observe a shorter period of silence, with a shout or two at the start of the tribute, before taking on Ajax.

A minute’s silence was observed at Swansea City’s only EFL game in Wales as the Championship club decided not to play the national anthem before their home game with Sheffield United.

Liverpool said before the game against Ajax that there would be a “minute of silence” which lasted around 30 seconds.

Liverpool fans He booed ‘Abide With Me’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ before last season’s FA Cup final, but manager Jurgen Klopp said on Monday that it was they were sure to show respect Against Ajax, as they did against Manchester United last season The death of Cristiano Ronaldo’s child.

On Tuesday, the Hillsborough Survivors Support Alliance, along with Sir Kenny Dalglish and Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, too He asked the fans to show respect.external link

A minute’s silence was observed before Tottenham’s Champions League game at Sporting Lisbon, where the Champions League anthem was also played.

But the Champions League anthem was not played at Anfield, nor was there a Champions League banner in the center circle.

Neither the Champions League anthem nor the British national anthem will be played at this week’s Champions League matches in the UK after UEFA rejected requests from Chelsea, Manchester City and Rangers to play ‘God Save the King’ at their home games. Wednesday

Both teams of players wore black armbands at Anfield, as did all the EFL players, while flying their flags at half mast. Some clubs made sure to play appropriate music and suspended their regular commercials as a mark of respect.

Elsewhere, Mansfield Town released 96 pigeons in a player handshake ahead of their League Two game at home to Carlisle United.

Classical singer Russell Watson sang the national anthem ahead of Preston’s Championship match against Burnley in AFC Wimbledon’s League Two match at home to Northampton, as recorded messages from local MPs were heard as they joined a group of more than 50 dignitaries in the center of the flower to place a tribute the circle before kick-off.

A statement from Swansea said: “The EFL provided guidance to all clubs on the suggested form and direction that tributes should take. Although this guidance was not prescriptive, we as a club adjusted our tribute as we saw fit.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to the supporters of both clubs who perfectly respected the minute’s silence, while the tributes shown up and down the country were the perfect way to remember Her Majesty.”

Swansea and Welsh outfit Wrexham both appealed to their fans to observe a minute’s silence, but there were shouts and boos at home to Dagenham and Redbridge ahead of Wrexham’s National League game, partly due to fans berating other supporters.

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