Premier League matches postponed over Queen Elizabeth's death

The English Premier League says it is postponing all matches this weekend as a mark of respect for the departed Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at 96, after 70 years on the throne.

The Premier League in a statement on Friday, said this weekend’s match round is to be postponed as a mark of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

“At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the statement read.

“To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.

Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country.

“As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication.

“This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation, but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”

According to the statement, the decision is aligned with the approach that The FA and EFL will take with their competitions this weekend.

“Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course,” the statement concluded.

 

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