Queen’s funeral: Sport pauses and pays tribute

Former English football captain David Beckham recalled a “unique, inspiring and caring leader” as Queen Elizabeth II was honored by the sporting world on the day of her state funeral.

Sport came to a standstill across the UK on Monday as Britons paid their last respects to the Queen and messages of condolences were released to organizations and individuals.

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

After the Queen was buried at 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.

“Our queen is at home. Today we said a final farewell to Her Majesty the Queen. This week the world has mourned the loss of a unique, inspirational and caring leader,” said Beckham.

“People from all walks of life came out in their thousands to show their gratitude to our beloved Queen. Alongside the incredible ceremony and tradition, we witnessed a loving family mourn the loss of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and devotion.

“Your legacy of service and dedication to duty will endure. Long live the king”

Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury posted a video online in which he said: “I haven’t been on social media in the last 10 days mourning the loss of our late Queen.

“I hope the funeral goes well, my condolences to all the family and may they rest in heaven for eternity.”

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

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

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

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

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

A number of figures from the sport were present at the funeral at Westminster Abbey, including the Queen’s Races Director, John Warren, who on Saturday described the Queen’s “remarkable ability to bring so much joy out of any horse, no matter what ​​level it is able to reach”.

The Queen has been a patron of numerous sporting institutions including the FA, the British Olympic Association, the MCC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

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

The Queen with Lord Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organizing Committee (Tony Marshall/PA)

(PA Archive)

As sport pauses at home, some British teams competing elsewhere have announced plans to honor the Queen.

They include the country’s rowers at the World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, whose request for a schedule adjustment to avoid a collision with the funeral was denied by World Rowing.

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

“The team will wear black ribbons at races during the mourning period and join the nation in observing the minute’s silence on Sunday night. All members of the team delegation who are not directly involved in racing will also observe the two-minute silence on Monday.”

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