FA Cup matches to be delayed by a minute for mental health awareness


FA Cup matches to be delayed by a minute for mental health awareness
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Third Round - Fleetwood Town vs Leicester City - Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood, Britain - January 6, 2018 Leicester City's Islam Slimani in action with Fleetwood Town’s Ashley Eastham REUTERS/Peter Powell/File Photo

In Summary

  • All 32 England’s FA Cup third-round ties will be delayed by one minute as part of a campaign to promote mental health, the Football Association has said.
  • The  initiative is in partnership with the FA’s Heads Up campaign and Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters programme.

All 32 England’s FA Cup third-round ties will be delayed by one minute as part of a campaign to promote mental health, the Football Association has said.

The  initiative is in partnership with the FA’s Heads Up campaign and Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters programme.

“Whilst delaying kick-off times by 60 seconds is a simple idea, it provides a powerful platform for us and our Heads Up charity partners to deliver a really important message on mental health,” FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham said in a statement.

The move will affect matches from Jan. 3-6.

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