Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Premier League announced earlier today that all 10 fixtures due to go ahead this weekend have now been postponed.
This is a momentous occasion and a sad time for so many up and down the country, however I feel the Premier League have not only made a big error, but missed a huge opportunity here.
The next 48 hours could have been provided a show of unity to be proud of. Imagine full stadiums belting out the National Anthem in honour of our Queen, a two minute silence before kick off and each and every player, member of staff and official wearing a black armband in her memory. That would have been poignant, historic and incredibly powerful.
This weekend could have created footage and memories that would’ve lasted forever and been shared across the world to highlight the love and respect this country had for our Queen.
Instead, the Premier League have decided to cancel all football this weekend as a ‘mark of respect.’
The Queen was also a great lover of sport. So, with all of the above in mind, would it not have been a greater and power powerful mark of respect to sing her name and reflect on her life in unison up and down the country?
I understand that certain protocols must be followed, however the Premier League have not only missed the opportunity to put a positive spin on events over the past 24 hours, but have also left thousands of supporters out of pocket, with huge money spent on tickets, hotels and travel set to go to waste.
The Premier League may have made this decision with the best intentions, but it feels like they’ve missed the mark and the opportunity to celebrate her life in a much more powerful way.
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Author : Olly Hawkins
Publish date : 2022-09-09 12:30:00
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