25 years ago, Celtic and Rangers were due to meet at Celtic Park, when Princess Diana died in the early hours of the previous day. The game was cancelled. Celtic were in a torrid period of form, Rangers were flying high. When the reply took place, Alan Stubbs scored in the last minute to secure a point for Celtic. That draw made all the difference at the end of the season, as Celtic won their first title in a decade. There will be no complaints from me, therefore, in the event tomorrow’s fixtures are postponed.
But still, fixtures should go ahead as planned. We are not North Korea, 60 million of us will go about our business as normal each day during the formal mourning period, millions of us will play sports, watch comedies and live like well-adjusted adults. To pretend that those who have never met The Queen are experiencing genuine grief, would be indulging a mental health condition.
This is not Pyongyang. As The Bard said, “Play on”.