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The sports world pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after she died Thursday

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The sports world paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

The Queen, who reigned longer than any monarch in British history, has died at her home in Balmoral, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Seven-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan paid tribute to the Queen and the World Snooker Tour.

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Former two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury issued a tribute shortly after her death was confirmed by the royal family.

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Former world boxing champion Frank Bruno said he was “devastated” by the news of the Queen’s death.

The news was confirmed midway through Arsenal’s Europa League group stage match against FC Zurich in Switzerland, where both sides held a minute’s silence before the start of the second half.

Former Brazil international Pele joined the tribute, saying he was a “great admirer” of the Queen.

The English football team, England captain Harry Kane and forward Raheem Sterling all paid their respects.

Gary Lineker was also the first sports personality to offer condolences.

Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas also paid tribute to the Queen.

Former manager of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to the Queen and called her a ‘great woman’ after Roma’s 2-1 Europa League defeat to Ludogorets on Thursday. is.

Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia: “I am very sorry. I have lived in England for many years and have family there.”

“I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t appreciate this great woman. I’m sorry.”

The ATP, WTA and LTA all paid their respects, and former tennis star Billie Jean King shared a heartfelt message as he reflected on a “special moment” when he met the Queen at Wimbledon in 2010.

British Formula 1 driver George Russell wrote on Twitter: Her dedication to our country and her gracious leadership have inspired so many generations in the UK and around the world.

“My family and I extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and all those who have admired her for her service to our country over the past 70 years.RIP.”

“Formula 1 will mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“For more than 70 years, she has dedicated her life to public service with dignity and dedication and has inspired many around the world. express intent.”

From the world of cycling, Sir Chris Hoy has credited the Queen for her ‘great leadership’.

The DP World Tour said it will not be playing at the PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday.

Tommy Fleetwood, who tied Victor Hovland and Andy Sullivan for the lead at 8 under, wrote on Twitter:

Sir Mo Farrar, the most successful British track and field athlete in modern Olympic history, has sent his condolences.

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