Bristol Rovers fans react as League One fixtures cancelled following Queen’s death

Supporters of Bristol Rovers reacted to the postponement of their fixture against MK Dons.

League One, governed by the English Football League, has chosen to postpone matches this weekend after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8.

Clubs met with UK Government officials and later between themselves to discuss whether matches should be played following the passing of the monarch.

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport put the decision into the EFL, Premier League and Football Association’s hands and they have opted to postpone them as a ‘mark of respect’.

Next weekend’s fixtures are all at risk too with police forces from around the United Kingdom set to report to London for the Queen’s funeral, as per the Telegraph.

Bristol Rovers were due to make the trip to Buckinghamshire this weekend to face Milton Keynes Dons.

For those driving, it would be a 218-mile round journey from the Memorial Stadium to Stadium MK whilst a return train trip could take up to six hours, with three hours each way from Bristol Parkway to Milton Keynes Central.

Now fans and supporters are having to seek refunds should they be unable to attend the rearranged fixture whilst also seeking reimbursement for their travel plans.

Taking to Twitter, here is how supporters of the Gas reacted to the postponements after Friday’s late morning announcement.

@BRFCSamuel: "What an absolute farce, @EFL is unfit for purpose.

“Jessica60784627 added: "I get its a matter of respet but people still go to school and work all week to have a weekend at a footy game. Plus people have payed for hotels, trains etc which they’ll now have to re book."

@tommyosullyd: Good, Long Live the King!

@Simon21382050: “So cancel everything thats fun and entertaining and keep open work! UK is a mess.. Time to abolish there too far out of touch.

@JakeB2021: “Not surprised.

@AndrewHaskins85: “Correct decision imo.

@DavidFlewellen: “Well, that’s annoying (but not expected).