Why are FA Cup matches at 12:31pm, 3.01pm and 5:31pm? New kick-off times explained

first_img About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More Advertisement Skip Read More Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 Jan 2020 2:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link157Shares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Skip Ad Advertisement Read More / center_img Video Settings 1/1 Why are FA Cup matches at 12:31pm, 3.01pm and 5:31pm? New kick-off times explained FA Cup fixtures will have a 60-second delay to promote Heads Up (Getty Images)The FA Cup third-round ties will all kick off with a one-minute delay as part of the Football Association’s Heads Up campaign which is promoting mental well-being.The Heads Up campaign, which is being spearheaded by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is promoting awareness of mental health and supporters are encouraged to use the 60-second delay to consider the impact a minute can have on their own well-being.All 32 FA Cup matches, regardless of their kick-off time, will be kicking off one minute later than usual.A video promoting the Heads Up campaign, which is narrated by Prince William and features including Frank Lampard, Dele Alli and Harry Maguire, will be shown to fans at stadiums and to those watching on television.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Top articles Coming Next Read More 1 min. story Comment by Metro More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: ‘While 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.‘We know that men in particular can be reluctant to talk about the subject, so it is important that we use football as a vehicle to stress the importance of mental fitness.’Fans can search ‘Every Mind Matters’ to create their own personal mental health action plan.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors SPONSORED Full Screenlast_img

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