Piers Morgan calls for Premier League fixture U-turn as ‘Queen loved sport’
Controversial TV presenter Piers Morgan has called for sport to be kept on this weekend – despite the Premier League calling off their action.
The lifelong Arsenal fan and former Good Morning Britain presenter took to social media to urge the higher-ups in sports up and down the country to allow sporting events to continue as planned over the weekend, claiming that the "Queen loved sport".
He tweeted: "Sporting events should go ahead. a) The Queen loved sport and b) It would be great to see/hear huge crowds singing the National Anthem in tribute to Her Majesty, as West Ham fans did so magnificently last night."
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On Friday night, West Ham took on FCSB in the Europa Conference League and as the players took to the pitch to win 3-1, fans belted out the national anthem in tribute to the longest-reigning monarch in the United Kingdom's history after the news was announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died aged 96.
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Despite the urge from fans to keep the figures on this weekend, Premier League and EFL bosses have decided to postpone fixtures in the top tiers of men's football as fans mourn the loss of the country's longest-serving monarch.
It is yet to be announced whether all sporting events will be cancelled over the weekend, with people divided over whether or not they should go ahead or not as the country mourns the loss of the monarch.
It was revealed earlier today that it is at the discretion of organisers whether sporting events will still be held over the weekend, with Tranmere Rovers' League Two fixture against Stockport County being postponed as well as the SPFL postponing Cove Rangers v Dundee FC.
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