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29 minutes ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

Anyone care to show their working on how cancelling football games, or any form of entertainment for that matter, equates to a ‘mark of respect’? Doubt she’d have been arsed if Falkirk vs Alloa went ahead or not, to be honest. On a wider scale, you’re going to have people across the country who will have booked trains, hotels etc and workers who might rely on money from these shifts having them cancelled at short notice. Riddy and a half. 

It’s not just about respect but logistics as DF states. Lots of police, security, TV crew, equipment, OB trucks and other  things are required to cover events for the funeral. 

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48 minutes ago, Van_damage said:

It’s not just about respect but logistics as DF states. Lots of police, security, TV crew, equipment, OB trucks and other  things are required to cover events for the funeral. 

All good points but broadcasters could apologise for reduced TV coverage (not like anything other than news is on) and avoid games being cancelled this weekend. 

Police aren't mandatory at football grounds and like any crime, would respond (eventually) if called in and around the stadiums.

Instead fans will need to mourn QE in the pubs, restaurants, cinemas, hairdressers and sports centres of their towns and cities this weekend🙄

 

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16 minutes ago, Blame Me said:

All good points but broadcasters could apologise for reduced TV coverage (not like anything other than news is on) and avoid games being cancelled this weekend. 

Police aren't mandatory at football grounds and like any crime, would respond (eventually) if called in and around the stadiums.

Instead fans will need to mourn QE in the pubs, restaurants, cinemas, hairdressers and sports centres of their towns and cities this weekend🙄

 

Depends the category of the match regarding policing. Aberdeen vs Rangers would definitely have required a police presence and with the Royals at Balmoral they would have been stretched. Clubs need to provide Stewards, many of whom are required elsewhere and as I said the TV facilities will be needed for coverage. Not to say it wouldn’t have all been possible but just saying there’s other factors at play. 

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1 hour ago, Rugster said:

Cost a fortune too rescheduling, particularly if it's later in the year midweek with floodlights being needed.

Cost of floodlights plus lost hospitality/bar money.

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Utter nonsense postponing the fixture its fawning sycophantic nonsense.

The Press, Broadcasters and the establishment have read this all wrong. 12 days of this is going piss off a lot of people.

Want to mourn and show respect ? fine on you go.

But don't impose it on the majority that are showing a mass respectful display of indifference and getting on with their day to day lives. 

 

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What exactly do the establishment expect people to do at the weekend? Sit at home in the dark with a tear running down their cheek and raising a glass to her?

In what way does cancelling football matches help anybody? I mean, it isn't the case that all entertainment is off - you can still go to the cinema, still see most concerts, still go and see rugby league (in England), horse racing, cricket, golf, etc.

Why has football once again been singled out as the bad guy who needs to be cancelled to "show respect"? We had enough of football being the scapegoat during Covid, and now this. 

Rotten, rotten decision. 

 

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36 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

I would think next Saturday’s game will happen, I bloody hope it does anyway. 

I think that will be dependent on when the funeral is. If it’s next Sat/Sun I wouldn’t be surprised to see it cancelled too. 

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41 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

Why has football once again been singled out as the bad guy who needs to be cancelled to "show respect"?

 

"Football" has been singled out by absolutely no-one. 

"Football" has made this nonsensical decision all by itself.

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Just now, AGPar said:

"Football" has been singled out by absolutely no-one. 

"Football" has made this nonsensical decision all by itself.

Yeah, the more I read in to this the more depressing it is.

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