English football joined this Friday the tribute paid by the death of Prince Philip, with messages from most UK clubs.
The consort of the Queen isabel II He died this Friday at the age of 99 and had a close relationship with football, having attended several finals of the FA Cup Yet the world Cup in which England took the title in 1966.
One of the first to express condolences was the Tottenham Hotspur, who was “deeply saddened” by the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and expressed that his thoughts and sympathies are with the queen and the royal family.
Estamos entristecidos por el fallecimiento del Príncipe Felipe, Duque de Edimburgo.
Nuestros pensamientos se encuentran con Su Majestad la Reina y con la Familia Real.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_ES) April 9, 2021
Along the same lines was the Manchester City, who sent his “most sincere condolences” to the royal family, and Manchester United, who shared photos of the duke with former players of the English team.
Manchester City extends its sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 99.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 9, 2021
Arsenal, who saw how Felipe inaugurated the Emirates Stadium in 2006, he noted that he has always had a long association with the club and that his first visit to Highbury It was in October 1952, just eight months after the coronation of Elizabeth II.
It was with deep regret that we have learnt today of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 9, 2021
Jose Mourinho, coach of Tottenham, was one of those who mentioned the prince in his press conference and interrupted the questions to show his support for the royal family and show himself affected by the loss.
“I am very sorry for his death because I can only say positive things about the meaning of family. I am very sorry, but this is life and we have to look forward,” said the Portuguese coach.
A minute of silence
The Premier League He will also pay tribute to the consort with a minute of silence in the matches to be played this weekend. Unlike other occasions when a royal family member, the matches will not be suspended, but this small tribute will be made in each stadium. The players of both teams will also wear a black armband.
The rest of the league teams also exhibited photographs of the prince with his players, while the Liverpool announced that their flags will fly at half mast.
In addition, the English federation, of which the duke of Edinburgh between 1955 and 1957, He recalled that he attended several matches of the English team and that he was even in the match in which England won their only World Cup.