Queen Elizabeth passes away at 96: Sports world reacts

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom sadly passed away at 96 years old on Thursday. Many athletes and members of the sports world shared sentiments.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom sadly passed away at 96 years old on Thursday. The news is certainly tragic, and many members of the sports world shared their sentiments to show respect for the long-time queen.

Queen Elizabeth was one of the most respected leaders for many generations, and her impact was certainly noticeable.

Some of the athletes and organizations that shared sentiments for Queen Elizabeth on Twitter include:

The Players Tribune

The Players Tribune wrote, “Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II,” and shared multiple photos of her with some athletes.

Portsmouth FC

Everyone at Portsmouth Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family. https://t.co/ve9njayYPi

— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) September 8, 2022

Portsmouth FC wrote, “Everyone at Portsmouth Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family.” They quoted a Tweet from The Royal Family with a headshot photo of the Queen.

Billie Jean King

(1/2) I am saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

For 70 years, her leadership, impact, and influence on the United Kingdom and the entire global community has been immense. I met her in 2010 at Wimbledon, and it was a special moment for me. pic.twitter.com/ByFAfQQPJH

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 8, 2022

(2/2) She was the longest reigning British monarch in history, the only woman from the Royal Family to serve in the armed forces, and a respected leader around the world.

She earned her place in history, and she will be missed.

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 8, 2022

King’s Tweet was lengthy and had two parts. The first part said, “(1/2) I am saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. For 70 years, her leadership, impact, and influence on the United Kingdom and the entire global community has been immense. I met her in 2010 at Wimbledon, and it was a special moment for me.” She included a picture of the two shaking hands.

In the second part, she wrote, “(2/2) She was the longest reigning British monarch in history, the only woman from the Royal Family to serve in the armed forces, and a respected leader around the world. She earned her place in history, and she will be missed.”

Manchester United

Manchester United shares the sorrow of the entire nation following the announcement from Buckingham Palace on the passing of Her Royal Highness The Queen Elizabeth II. pic.twitter.com/QwLRZ9z4yf

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 8, 2022

Manchester United wrote, “Manchester United shares the sorrow of the entire nation following the announcement from Buckingham Palace on the passing of Her Royal Highness The Queen Elizabeth II.” The team included a memorial photo of her holding the trophy.

Premier League

The Premier League is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family and everyone around the world mourning the loss of Her Majesty. pic.twitter.com/UlaLXEOdke

— Premier League (@premierleague) September 8, 2022

The well-known Premier League shared, “The Premier League is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family and everyone around the world mourning the loss of Her Majesty.”

Scuderia AlphaTauri

Along with our British colleagues, and the F1 community, we mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our condolences go to the British Royal Family at this time. pic.twitter.com/wJ2HxjEerv

— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) September 8, 2022

The F1 team Scuderia AlphaTauri wrote, “Along with our British colleagues, and the F1 community, we mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our condolences go to the British Royal Family at this time.” They included a closeup photo of the Queen smiling.

Millwall FC

Millwall Football Club joins the nation and the rest of the world in mourning the devastating loss of HM Queen Elizabeth ll. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this immeasurably difficult time.

Rest in Peace, Your Majesty. pic.twitter.com/tVl5YFALyz

— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) September 8, 2022

Millwall FC shared, with a popular headshot of the Queen, “Millwall Football Club joins the nation and the rest of the world in mourning the devastating loss of HM Queen Elizabeth ll. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this immeasurably difficult time. Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.”

Michael Owen

English soccer player Michael Owen wrote, “RIP to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Thank you Ma’am for your lifetime of service and dedication.”

Arsenal

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Along with many of our supporters today, we will be taking time to mourn and reflect on Her Majesty’s incredible life and devoted service.

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 8, 2022

The famous football club Arsenal shared, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Along with many of our supporters today, we will be taking time to mourn and reflect on Her Majesty’s incredible life and devoted service.”

They included a memorial link to their website.

Queen Elizabeth II will always be remembered.