Peter Crouch and Gary Neville believe that Premier League games should not have been postponed 2 months ago

Peter Crouch and Gary Neville believe that Premier League games should not have been postponed

"Imagine all our games went ahead this weekend."

All Premier League games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed in a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Other sports such as cricket and rugby have made the decision to play out their games, and tribute the Queen with the English national anthem beforehand.

Former England striker and BT Sport pundit Peter Crouch, believes that postponing football this weekend was a mistake.

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The ex-Liverpool star made the point on Twitter, that actually playing the games would be a much better tribute.

"I know it’s only a game and some things are much bigger but imagine all our games went ahead this weekend.

"Black armbands, silences observed, national anthem, Royal band playing etc to the millions around the world watching ? Isn’t that a better send off?"

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville echoed this opinion on social media, in his response to a tweet sent out by Piers Morgan.

The TV presenter tweeted that: "Sporting events should go ahead.

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"a) The Queen loved sport and b) It would be great to see/hear huge crowds singing the National Anthem in tribute to Her Majesty, as West Ham fans did so magnificently last night."

Neville retweeted this and underlined his agreement with both Piers and Crouch.

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"I agree Piers. Sport can demonstrate better than most the respect the Queen deserves."

Regardless, the games are officially off, and with the state funeral still to take place, there is a chance that they might be off again next weekend as well.