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Queen Elizabeth's Death: Reactions of Athletes and Sports Teams

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Sports stars and sports organizations are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

Here’s the reaction to the queen’s death from the sports world.

formula 1

  • statement from McLaren F1: “The McLaren Racing team mourns the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and remembers her incredible reign. I am with the people.”
  • statement from Mercedes AMG Petronas F1: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty was an inspirational figure who spent 70 years devoting her life to public service with integrity and quiet leadership.” And its impact around the world will be felt for generations to come.”
  • Christian Horner Statement Oracle Red Bull Racing: “I have had the privilege of meeting Her Majesty on several occasions. For over 70 years of service and the unconditional dignity and devotion she has shown, she will be remembered by the nation and the Commonwealth. ”

football soccer

  • statement from Premier League: “The Premier League is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. ”
  • statement from chelsea football club: “We join those in mourning in the UK and around the world. Our condolences to the royal family and all those affected by this very sad news.”
  • statement from Pele: “I have been a great admirer of Queen Elizabeth II ever since she came to Brazil in 1968 to witness her love of football and experience the magic of the packed maracana.” ‘s legacy has been passed down from generation to generation, and this legacy will live on forever.”

American Football

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport said Thursday that the NFL will play its first game of the season. moment of silence In honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • statement from pro football hall of fame: “My heart goes out to the royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. When she made her first visit to the United States as Queen in 1957, she played for the first time in a game between (University of Maryland and (University of North Carolina) I experienced “American football”.
  • Woody Johnson, Chairman of the New York Jets and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, said: “I am honored and privileged to have met and spent time with her and will treasure her forever. ”


  • statement from england rugby“On behalf of the England Rugby Union community, all members of the Rugby Football Union are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and extend our deepest condolences to the entire Royal Family at this time.”
  • statement from kentucky derby: “Today we celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her love of horse racing. Her visit to the 2007 Kentucky Derby is one of our most cherished (Derby) memories. .”