Rugby and football players paid their tributes to the former South African president Nelson Mandela ahead of Premier League games and Heineken Cup matches.
Mr Mandela died at the age of 95 on Thursday.
Mandela's compatriot, Ulster captain Johann Muller appeared very emotional during a minute's silence in memory of the late South African leader.
A minute's applause in honour of Nelson Mandela was held before Premier League football matches.
Six-year-old Emma Williams was invited to sit on Nelson Mandela's lap when he visited Wales in June 1998. Now 22, she speaks to ITV News.
Nelson Mandela touched aspects of British public life in a way that very few other international figures have managed.