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The Debate: should a minute's silence be held for Margaret Thatcher?

Sport is divided over how to mark the death of the former Prime Minister


by The Independent on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:06 PM


The death of Baroness Thatcher has led to a debate over whether the former Prime Minister's passing should be marked in the world of sport.

The Premier League, Football League and FA have said they will not formally ask clubs to mark her death.

However, rugby union sides Exeter and Saracens have both announced their weekend Premiership matches will be preceded by a minute's silence.

But what did you think?

We asked you to take part in our poll asking whether you though a minute's silence was appropriate.
Over 1,200 of you took part with the following results.

Yes - there should be a silence: 3 per cent
No - there should not be a silence: 97 per cent.

You can see a range of views and all the best reader comments on the subject below...


Thanks for joining the debate.
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