Why are fans clapping in the 70th minute of Premier League games this weekend? | The Sun

SUPPORTERS up and down the country are enjoying some live football again – after entering 10 days of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Her Majesty's sad death, aged 96, has been felt by sports fans of all persuasions, with football postponing the majority of the domestic calendar out of respect.

There have been some criticism of the widespread cancellation of sporting events.

And three fixtures: Manchester United vs Leeds, Chelsea vs Liverpool and Crystal Palace vs Brighton have all been postponed this weekend.

But in the games that are on, fans have been giving a round of applause after 70 minutes of matches.

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Why are fans giving a round of applause after 70 minutes in Premier League matches?

The standing ovation and applause is, of course, to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, who died on Thursday, September 8.

The most famous and longest-reigning monarch in British history was on the throne for a stunning 70 years.

And as such, that was the marker when football clubs have chosen to give her a round of applause.

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What other marks of respect are being paid to Queen Elizabeth?

There is a minute's silence and a rendition of the new anthem, God Save the King.

Queen Elizabeth's funeral will take place in London on Monday, September 19.

Players are also wearing black armbands during this weekend's Premier League games and it remains to be decided how long they will continue to be worn.

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