Forest Green owner tweets ‘tasteless’ picture of Queen in club kit after death

Forest Green Rovers owner Dale Vince has tweeted a bizarre photoshopped image of the Queen wearing the club's kit.

Vince tweeted the image, which showed the late monarch waving and wearing Forest Green's green and black striped home shirt, at around 9:40pm on Thursday night, a few hours after confirmation of her passing. He captioned the image: "Thanks Liz."

The original picture appears to be of the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Football fans on Twitter were left confused by Vince's tweet. One person wrote: "I don’t get this at all. What’s the deal here? At best you’re totally devaluing your business."

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Someone else said: "This is disgusting, you should be ashamed @DaleVince but you won't be as you are clearly classless." A third user added: "Tasteless. Not surprised." While a fourth commenter added: "Wow not appropriate at all. Whilst all other clubs pay their proper respects."

Forest Green tweeted their own tribute to the Queen at around 10pm on Thursday night. They posted an image of the late royal with the words: "Thank you, Your Majesty. #WeAreFGR."

Football clubs are still in the dark about whether this weekend's matches will go ahead following the sad passing of the 96-year-old Queen. Discussions will take place on Friday morning over the fate of the fixture list.

Friday's televised Championship clash between Norwich City and Burnley has already been postponed, while the League Two match between Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County has also been cancelled.

Fixtures are scheduled across all five professional divisions in England this weekend, with Fulham and Chelsea due to get the action underway on Saturday afternoon, live on BT Sport.

Other matches this weekend include Liverpool vs Wolves, Manchester City vs Tottenham and Crystal Palace vs Manchester United. A decision is expected at some time on Friday.


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