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David Beckham joins 13 hour queue to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

 - Celebrities - Sep 17 SHARE ON:
David Beckham joins 13 hour queue to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth

English football legend David Beckham paid his respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday by joining a massive queue alongside members of the public. 

The footballer was spotted at Westminster Hall, where the late monarch’s body was laid to rest in state. He donned a black suit, navy coat and a flat cap. 

The footballer was seen at around 1525hrs on Friday afternoon, which is over 13 hours after he was first spotted in the queue. He confirmed to reporters that he had been waiting in queue for over 12 hours. 

 

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Beckham was reported in saying that: ‘We all want to be here together. We all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen.’ 

“You know something like this today is meant to be shared together. We’re eating Pringles. We’re eating Sherbet Lemons, sandwiches and coffee,” the football player continued.

Beckham also noted how lucky he felt to have met the Queen on numerous occasions, highlighting the honour he felt to play for the national English football team. 

Many commended the footballer for joining the crowd to pay his respects instead of using some star privilege to skip to the front. Many took the opportunity to snap photos with him as the mourning period for the late monarch continues. 

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Large turnout for Moviment Graffiti vigil in memory of late migrant girl Loujin

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Large turnout for Moviment Graffiti vigil in memory of late migrant girl Loujin

Activists from Moviment Graffiti were joined by many local notable faces to honour the memory of the young migrant Loujin Ahmed Nasif, who died of thirst after several days out at at sea.

Among the activists were Xarabank host Peppi Azzopardi, President Emeritus Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, former St Albert headmaster Mario Mallia and PN MEP David Casa. 

Loujin was one of 62 people who spent days in distress earlier this month whilst on a boat in Malta’s search and rescue zone. The people on board were later taken to Crete, but Loujin died of dehydration whilst being airlifted to hospital. 

Her alleged last words were, ‘Mum, I’m thirsty’, and was found unconscious during the rescue operation. The tragedy instigated many to speak out about the way asylum seekers are treated, with the Archbishop saying that her death reminded him of Christ’s last words on the Cross. 

Issuing a statement, Moviment Graffiti said that her death is not an ‘aberration’. Over 20,000 people died in the Mediterranean between 2015 and 2021 due to Maltese, EU and member state border practices, the statement pointed out. 

The statement urged the government to put an end to policies which dehumanise the most vulnerable people, to end the denial of asylum or policies which send people back to war zones and detention camps. 

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64 year old man in critical condition after Gozo car accident

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64 year old man in critical condition after Gozo car accident

A 64-year-old man resident of Sannat, Għawdex, had to be taken to the Gozo General Hospital at around 1830pm yesterday following a car crash in Triq Għajn Qatet, Rabat, Għawdex. 

Preliminary investigations found that a crash had occurred between a Toyota Starlet, driven by a 46-year-old resident of Fontana Għawdex, and a Kymco motorcycle, driven by the victim.

The motorcycle driver was given immediate medical attention on site and taken to the hospital. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

More investigations are ongoing. 

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WATCH: Żabbar footballer Cesco Gusman’s picture perfect goal solidifies 3 goals in 3 games

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WATCH: Żabbar footballer Cesco Gusman’s picture perfect goal solidifies 3 goals in 3 games

Following a period of positive results, Żabbar St. Patrick’s Football Club took a moment to praise their players, particularly Cesco Gusman, who has had a string of impressive performances recently.

 

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Gusman locked in 3 goals in 3 games, with one of them being against Derby rivals Xgħajra Tornadoes to solidify Żabbar’s 3-1 victory.

Gusman’s picture perfect goal was shared by the club’s official page, garnering over 2.3 thousand views and multiple comments praising the player’s performance, with one user in particular comparing it to a goal scored by Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

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