Cristiano Ronaldo, the defending champion on Thursday evening in the European League against Real Sociedad (1-0 over the Red Devils), was able to appreciate the great respect from the British people for Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday afternoon at the age of 96.
Just before kick-off against the Spanish club, the Old Trafford crowd stood for a special moment of poignant silence in honor of the person who has been on the throne of England for 70 years. The same scene was observed during the meeting of West Ham and Steaua Bucharest (3-1) in the conference league. That won’t be the case this weekend in the Premier League as the entire seventh day has been postponed. The sports world will be at a standstill out of respect for the national mourning that will continue until Elizabeth II’s funeral.
The touching message of CR7
Like many personalities from all walks of life, the Portugal international also paid tribute to the former Queen of England. “I spent seven years of my career in the Premier League, making it my eighth season in England. Throughout these years, I have felt the United Kingdom’s eternal love for its Queen, and how important Her Majesty and forever will be to the British people. I respect his memory and mourn his irreparable loss with the country I came to call home. My thoughts and prayers to the royal familywrote on his account Instagram Five-pointed golden ball.
A controversial message about racism in England
On the other hand, former England national team player Trevor Sinclair sparked a huge controversy across the channel after publishing a tweet, and then deleting it, explaining that “Blacks and browns must not grieve for the Queen.” On the basis that “Racism” will be “flourished during his reign.. This message caused a real earthquake on social networks. Shame to learn that Sinclair has been kicked out before BBC Because of racist slurs against a police officer after a traffic stop.