English Teams Face Punishment For Playing After Queen Elizabeth’s Death

English Teams Face Punishment: Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth sadly passed away last week on Thursday. The move was met with criticism, especially from football fans who felt that the Premier League wasn “t supposed to suspend matches since rugby, cricket and golf were allowed to carry on despite the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II.. Prior to playing the match,…

English Teams Face Punishment For Playing After Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Amateur football teams Sheffield International FC and Byron House FC are likely to be slapped with heavy punishment for playing on the weekend after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

English Teams Face Punishment: Queen Elizabeth. [PHOTO: Chris Jackson/PA ]Queen Elizabeth sadly passed away last week on Thursday. As a result, a number of sporting events were put on hold as a mark of respect to the longest-serving British monarch.

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The move was met with criticism, especially from football fans who felt that the Premier League wasn’t supposed to suspend matches since rugby, cricket and golf were allowed to carry on despite the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II.

Despite the cancellation of football matches, the two teams went on to play a ‘friendly’ match.

Prior to playing the match, Sheffield took to social media to make the announcement writing:

Because the queen died we will not be playing our league game against Byron House tomorrow morning at 10:30 am.

“We will instead be aiming to play a friendly tomorrow morning [Saturday], against Byron House, kick-off 10.30 am.”

Sheffield and Byron’s decision to play the ‘friendly’ game has since been labelled as disrespectful and despicable by the Sheffield and District Fair Play League.

The League chairman Danny Taylor revealed that the two teams defied the instructions from the board which had notified all clubs to suspend all matches, mourning the death of Her Majesty.

“Queen Elizabeth II ruled, served, and led with integrity and humility for more than seven decades.

“It is a terrible shame that these two teams could not emulate this even for a single Saturday, despite our clear instructions.

He added:

“This sort of behaviour is disrespectful, unacceptable, and flies in the face of the core values of our league.”

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