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Queen Elizabeth II: MCG pauses for moving tribute moments before cut-throat AFL semifinal

The MCG has come together in a moving minute’s silence to recognise the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Almost 70,000 fans fell silent just minutes before Melbourne’s semifinal clash with Brisbane — one of the first sporting events held in Australia since the late Queen died in the early hours of Friday morning.

The moment was respected after a welcome to country, with a bouquet of flowers spotlighted between the two rows of teams.

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