English football will not mark Thatcher’s death

Share this article
Have your say

Football’s governing bodies in England are not planning to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher this weekend despite suggestions that a one-minute silence should be observed.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and his Reading counterpart Sir John Madejski said that they would welcome a tribute to the late Lady Thatcher during the weekend fixtures.

Mr Whelan said:“We have got to appreciate that Margaret Thatcher was a world leader who did so much for this country. So much that she deserves a minute’s silence.”

However, neither the Premier League nor the Football League has asked clubs to hold a minute’s silence – or applause – in relation to the former prime minister.

The Football Association, which presides over Wigan’s FA Cup semi-final against Millwall, has also been silent on such a request.