Premier League and English Football league’s weekend fixtures have been postponed following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.
Great Britain continues to mourn the death of the Queen. She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96. Much of British sport has been put on hold as a mark of respect after the sad news from Buckingham Palace.
Meanwhile, Premier League fixtures scheduled to take place this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II.
The Premier League said in a statement:
At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
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.
Moreover, Premier League executive Richard Masters added:
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.
All matches in English Football League and Women’s Super League have also been postponed.
However, Official government advice had given the green light for this weekend’s sporting schedule to go ahead as planned. This leaves the decision in the hands of the governing bodies.
Meanwhile, other sporting games in Britain scheduled for Friday, which include Test cricket and European Golf’s PGA Championship, all horse racing, and Thursday night’s Premiership Rugby Cup clash between Northampton Saints and Saracens have also been called off.
Among the Premier League games, Liverpool vs Wolves is postponed as grieving for Queen continues.
The sudden demise of Queen Elizabeth II brought a halt to sporting actions in Great Britain. It is being said a ten-day period of mourning, with upcoming Premier League fixtures set to postpone.
Therefore, among the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, Liverpool were set to play against Wolves, which won’t go ahead as planned.
It won’t be the first time the death of a royal has led to events being canceled or postponed. Previously, when Princess Diana passed away in 1997, Liverpool’s game against Newcastle on the same day was called off.
Furthermore, games that were scheduled for the day of the funeral were moved to the day prior or the day after. The same is expected for the Queen, as the Reds are set to face Chelsea, which is expected to reschedule.