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War Remembrance at Sport
« on: Sunday 14 November 21 22:14 GMT (UK) »
When did it start? In British football specifically there was the adoption of the new tradition of a minute's silence almost from the beginning of the last century, but seemingly only for late worthies connected to the club? This then expanded post war much, much later to general tragedies, but war remembrance seemed to come even later? Its universal adoption in British football seems to be a recent thing, with barely any record of it pre-2000 (that I can find anyway).
There is a reference in the link to one in the 1940s, but that's it!
If anyone has a sub for a newspaper archive they can dig deeper than I can beyond the headlines and maybe find out when it was widely adopted and what prompted it?
Id also to be intrigued to know if there is any commemoration at sport outside of Britain, such as in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Commonwealth, anywhere.

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results/1900-01-01/1949-12-31?basicsearch=minute%20silence%20football%20war&somesearch=minute%20silence%20football%20war&retrievecountrycounts=false&sortorder=score