‘Isn’t that a better send off?’ – Peter Crouch questions football postponement

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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch has questioned on Twitter the decision to postpone this weekend’s football fixtures across Britain.

All English, Welsh and Northern Irish football and senior Scottish football have been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Tottenham were set to travel to the Eithad Stadium later this afternoon to take on Premier League champions Manchester City.

The government’s national mourning guidance advised that cancelling fixtures was not obligatory, leaving the decision to individual sports, with the Premier League among those to decide to halt their fixture schedule.

Crouch took to social media to suggest that black armbands, a minute’s silence and the national anthem being played may have been a better tribute to the millions of on watchers around the world, rather than a ball not being kicked.

SpursWeb Opinion

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is obviously is sad day in British history, however, with the Premier League having had the power to allow games to go ahead, it only increases the pressure on clubs and players to reschedule a match among an already hectic fixture list due to the World Cup.

 

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