Mourning day for the Queen’s funeral

February 1, 1901
In athletic circles tomorrow will be a complete blank, sportsmen joining in the day of mourning over the death of Queen Victoria the Good. The recommendations issued by the respective National Football Associations as to the expediency of refraining from play have met with hearty response. From all quarters comes the same tale – in consequence of the funeral of the Queen there will be no football here on Saturday. All Internationals, Cup ties, League and other matches fixed for 2nd February have been declared off, and new dates found for games which must of necessity take place. Never in the history of the game has there been such universal desire to honour the dead.
(Evening Telegraph: February 1, 1901)