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“The EFL and its clubs would like to reflect with the nation on the remarkable life of the late sovereign in the service of the country, and thoughts are with the Royal Family” – EFL; “Hope the funeral goes well, condolences to the family and may they rest in heaven forever” – Tyson Fury

Last updated: 19/09/22 18:06

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On the day of her state funeral, the sports world paid tribute to the Queen.

The sport came to a halt in the UK on Monday as Britons paid their last respects to The Queen, and organizations and individuals posted messages of condolence.

The English Football League wrote on its Twitter page: “On the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the EFL and its clubs would like to reflect with the nation on the remarkable life of the late Sovereign of service to the country, and our thoughts are with the royal family.”

Former England captain David Beckham recalled a “unique, inspiring and caring leader”.

Beckham had queued for 13 hours last week to see the late monarch in state in Westminster Hall.

After The Queen was buried in St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Monday afternoon, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder posted his own tribute on Instagram.

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“Our Queen is home. Today we said goodbye to Her Majesty The Queen. This week the world mourned the loss of a unique, inspiring and caring leader,” said Beckham.

“People from all walks of life gathered by the thousands to show gratitude for our beloved Queen. In addition to the incredible ceremony and tradition, we have seen a loving family mourn a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and devotion.

“Her legacy of service and devotion to duty will endure. Long live the king”

Northern Ireland national football team manager Ian Baraclough and his assistant Jimmy Nicholl also paused for a moment of reflection at Windsor Park in Belfast on Monday morning.

Southampton was among many Premier League football teams to pay tribute, posting a photo of the Queen presenting the FA Cup trophy to their captain Peter Rodrigues after the 1976 final at Wembley.

Top football resumed this weekend, with teams honoring the late monarch through moments of silence, specially designed programs and other tributes.

Sky Sports looks back on Queen Elizabeth's influence on English football

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Sky Sports looks back on Queen Elizabeth’s influence on English football

Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury posted a video online in which he said: “I have been off social media for the past 10 days to mourn out of respect for our Queen who has passed away.

“I hope the funeral goes well, condolences to all the family and may she rest in heaven forever.”

Racing, the Queen’s favorite sport, had originally scheduled meetings in Leicester, Warwick, Hamilton Park and Wolverhampton, but those were canceled after the funeral date was announced.

A number of figures from the sport attended the funeral at Westminster Abbey, including The Queen’s race manager, John Warren, who on Saturday described “The Queen’s remarkable ability to get so much pleasure out of any horse, regardless of that horse’s level.” .” could achieve”.

Queen Elizabeth II race manager John Warren looks back on their 20-year friendship

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Queen Elizabeth II race manager John Warren looks back on their 20-year friendship

Queen Elizabeth II race manager John Warren looks back on their 20-year friendship

He continued, “If we had done our best, if we could have gotten the equivalent of a D student with the best effort a C grade, that in itself would have been great.

“The horse had the last word and that was the fascinating thing for The Queen.”

Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse was also among the mourners, although fellow handler Chris Waller was unable to make the trip due to Covid-related issues.

The Queen was the patroness of numerous sporting institutions, including the Football Association, British Olympic Association, the MCC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

In 2012, she famously showcased her acting talent alongside Daniel Craig in a James Bond video for the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Premiership Rugby posted: “As a sign of respect and remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we will not be posting on our channels today.”

While the sport has been on hiatus at home, some British teams competing elsewhere have announced plans to honor the Queen.

Trent Bridge paid tribute to The Queen for the Royal London Cup final on Saturday

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Trent Bridge paid tribute to The Queen for the Royal London Cup final on Saturday

Trent Bridge paid tribute to The Queen for the Royal London Cup final on Saturday

St Helens and Salford players pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II with a minute's silence and show their support for King Charles III

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St Helens and Salford players pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II with a minute’s silence and show their support for King Charles III

St Helens and Salford players pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II with a minute’s silence and show their support for King Charles III

That includes the country’s rowers at the world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, whose request for a schedule change to avoid a collision with the funeral was rejected by World Rowing.

A statement from British Rowing said: “We have tried to compete with the most appropriate accommodations to show our respect for HM the Queen, the Royal Family and the nation.

“The team will wear black ribbons while racing during the mourning period and will observe the minute of silence with the nation on Sunday evening. Anyone within the team delegation who is not directly involved in the racing will also observe the two minutes of silence on Monday to take. “

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