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The English Premier League released a statement Thursday expressing condolences to the royal family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, as others in the sports community shared in Her Majesty’s mourning.
“The Premier League is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II,” the league said said via Twitter. “Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family and everyone around the world who mourns the loss of Her Majesty.”
The Queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away on Thursday. She was 96.
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Manchester United, which has 13 Premier League titles and three UEFA Champions League trophies, also released a statement while blacking out their Twitter page as a sign of mourning.
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“Manchester United share the nation’s grief at Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II,” it read.
Other Premier League teams, including Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham, followed by blacking out their logos on Twitter.
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“Manchester City would like to extend its sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the Sky Blues said. “Her Majesty’s dedication and service have been exemplary and we join our country and the Commonwealth in mourning her loss.”
In the boxing community, British boxer Anthony Joshua, a two-time former world heavyweight champion, offered his condolences.
And current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury shared his thoughts and prayers ahead of the official announcement of the Queen’s death.
Wimbledon, an event the Queen attended during her reign, offered their condolences.
many sports organizations, such as Formula 1 and NFL UKdid the same.
The golf community also began to react to the news.
The Queen died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, which is her residence, surrounded by the royal family.
Prince Charleswho now ascends the throne as king has made a statement.
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“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sorrow for me and all members of my family,” said the king.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a dear Sovereign and a much-beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the wealthy and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”