Sports World Reacts To Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Sports World Reacts To Death of Queen Elizabeth II

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After a 70-year reign as the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 at her Scottish estate, Balmoral.

The Queen, who frequented horse and pigeon races and was a West Ham United Fan, is receiving condolences from the sports world.

DP World Tour Event suspended

The BMW PGA Championship, being held at Wentworth in England, has suspended play for the remainder of Thursday.

The tournament features players like Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland. Countrymen Tommy Fleetwood and Andy Sullivan currently share the lead at -8.

Premier League reacts


The English Premier League, the richest soccer league in the world, sent out condolences from the league office.

Defending league champions Manchester City have sent out their condolences as well.

Manchester United, arguably the most popular club in England on a worldwide scale, has a match scheduled tonight in the UEFA Europa League at Old Trafford, their home stadium. They released a statement.

Manchester United shares the sorrow of the entire nation following the announcement from Buckingham Palace on the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen.

The club recognises her immense contribution to public life, including sport, both here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.

Everyone connected with Manchester United joins the wider football family in sending our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to The Royal Family.

They addressed the status of this evening’s match.

Following direction from the FA and UEFA, tonight’s UEFA Europa League fixture against Real Sociedad will take place as planned at Old Trafford.



It remains to be seen if this weekend’s Premier League Games will go on as planned.