British sport pays respect to Prince Philip



British football clubs and Formula One teams are among those to have expressed their deepest sympathies over the death of Prince Philip, the husband of II, who died on Friday aged 99.

Premier League leaders Manchester City extended their “sincere condolences to the Royal Family,” while Manchester United and Chelsea said they were saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip.

thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family,” Chelsea wrote on Twitter.

Arsenal had a tribute on their website remembering Prince Philip’s “long association with the club.”

The Duke of Edinburgh has supported several charitable initiatives the club and also attended a number of Wembley cup finals which Arsenal participated.

“He will always be remembered by Arsenal supporters for officially Emirates Stadium on Oct. 26, 2006.

`It was an unforgettable day for all concerned,” Arsenal said.

Formula One said Prince Philip served country with pride and devotion, and Williams added: “ life was dedicated to the service of country, which he did with an unwavering devotion.”

McLaren also paid their respects saying “we join with around the world mourning loss.”

Sir Hugh Robertson, chairman of the British Olympic Association, offered “ sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family … The thoughts of the nation are with them all this time.”

Britain’s ruling body LTA joined the sports world mourning Prince Philip’s death saying “ condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.” (dpa/NAN)