The minute’s silence for Her Majesty the Queen ahead of Brentford v Arsenal was perfectly observed by those in attendance at the Brentford Community Stadium this morning.
Respects were paid across the Premier League following the Queen’s death last week, with managers leading the teams out before a minute’s silence and the national anthem.
In what is now the capital, the silence before a performance of Lloyd Griffith’s God Save the King was performed perfectly after several other tributes were disrupted across the country.
The Premier League released a statement saying clubs would be given the opportunity to “pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” at every game over the weekend of September 16-18.
Services were generally well conducted but some fans have disrupted the tributes for various reasons, with the country’s biggest protests at Anfield ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League game against Ajax last week.
With three games remaining before the international break, the England football team will pay a special tribute to the Queen.
Boos could be heard at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday before Antonio Conte’s side faced Leicester and the minute’s silence at Dundee United was interrupted by chants from home fans.
In Brentford, the teams, led by managers Mikel Arteta and Thomas Frank, were clapped onto the pitch before the minute’s silence.
The teams then gathered around the center circle, with wreaths laid by the managers in the middle of the field.
Silence was observed impeccably before the national anthem was sung with Union Jack flags in the stands.
Players and staff also wore black armbands as a sign of respect, with a minute’s applause after 70 minutes on the ground to celebrate 70 years the Queen reigned.
Arsenal will return to the top of the Premier League with a win and overtake Manchester City.