How the NFL will pay tribute to the Queen

The longest-reigning monarch in history, Queen Elizabeth II, died peacefully at her home in Balmoral, Scotland on September 8. While her death sparks a national period of mourning, including a state funeral to be held after she was laid down in both Scotland and England, tributes have already begun flooding social media from institutions around the world. From official statements from the White House and former US Presidents to those shared by famous musicians, the Queen was fondly remembered by many. Not missing the opportunity to also share their sorrow and appreciation for the Queen, various sports organizations have announced they will take their own actions to show their support for Elizabeth, including the PGA and the NFL, per TMZ Sports.

The publication explained that the NFL said they will honor Her Majesty during their 2022-2023 league opener game, also scheduled for September 8. The league have indicated they will observe a minute’s silence for the Queen, although it is unclear whether that moment will take place before the game starts or during half-time, as was the case for FC Zürich’s game against Arsenal on September 8. Regardless of when When such a moment takes place, it sure is a touching tribute to a woman who attended a college football game on her first official trip to the United States as Queen.

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