Should football clubs have the one minute silence for Margaret Thatcher?
There doesn’t seem to be anything to do with the former prime Minster that doesn’t cause a big row.
The proposal to hold a one minute silence for her at this weekend’s football matches is proving very controversial. The debate has been sparked by Wigan chairman, David Whelan, who would like to see a one minute silence observed at the matches.
it’s not gone down well with many Wigan fans who have a different point of view than their chair and that’s just at Wigan- it’s hard to imagine that Liverpool fans will be happy to observe the one minute silence in their away match to Reading this weekend- a one minute silence that Reading chairman, David Madejski, was very keen to have before his club decided that holding a one minute silence for the Hillsborough 96 on the 24th anniversary of the disaster would be far more appropiate and also, not only be poignent but also a powerful comment considering the iron lady’s role in the Hillsborough affair.
A statement on the club’s website confirmed: “Supporters of Reading Football Club and Liverpool Football Club will hold a minute’s silence before Saturday’s fixture at Madejski Stadium as a mark of respect for the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.’
it seems like the chairs of the club have one view about this and the fans the opposite view- a reflection of the UK in many ways.
Thatcher was hardly a friend of football or football fans and it seems strange to expect the fans to give her a one minute silence and only asking for more trouble than it’s worth- let the family and friends have their funeral- that’s the decent thing to do but please don’t force everyone else into it.
What do you think? should we have a one minute silence for Thatcher? should everyone have to pay their respects? or should it be a private affair? or should there be a one minute silence where everyone can react in a way they feel fit? should we have a one minute silence for every leader when they die?