All Premier League weekend fixtures have been postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday evening aged 96 and United Kingdom Government guidance allowed them to play after the death of Royal Majestic.
However, the Premier League put out an announcement saying via their official website they had settled on the choice to defer this end all 10 matches in the English top flight across Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to respect Queen Elizabeth’s ‘unprecedented life and commitment to the country.
An official statement said: “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.”
Premier League chief 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.”
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 9, 2022
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday that Her Majesty had passed away peacefully at the age of 96, with members of the Royal Family traveling to Balmoral to be by her side.