British football criticised for cancelling play

BRITISH football has come under fire for its decision to postpone this weekend’s round of fixtures following the death of Queen Elizabeth, with some fans questioning the move in contrast to other sports bodies who opted to let play resume.

The queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died at her home in Scotland on Thursday aged 96, prompting English football’s top-flight Premier League as well as the English Football League to postpone their next round of fixtures as a mark of respect.

Football games in Northern Ireland this weekend were also postponed, while the Football Association of Wales postponed fixtures from September 9-12. Professional matches in Scottish football were also cancelled. – Reuters

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