Football is one of the only sports to have committed to wholesale postponements this weekend with cricket, rugby union, rugby league and golf all going ahead as planned or making minor rearrangements. Arsenal fan Piers Morgan and Man Utd legend Gary Neville were among those to question the Premier League’s statement this week, claiming that the opportunity to pay tribute properly would have been a better idea.
“Ridiculous decision,” wrote Morgan on Twitter. “Sporting events should go ahead. a) The Queen loved sport and b) It would be great to see/hear huge crowds singing the National Anthem in tribute to Her Majesty, as West Ham fans did so magnificently last night.”
Neville responded: “I agree Piers. Sport can demonstrate better than most the respect the Queen deserves.”