Premier League games postponed in ‘mark of respect’ for Queen Elizabeth II

Sports Desk, Sep 9 (EFE).- The English Premier League on Friday announced that all matches over the weekend would be postponed “as a mark of respect” following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The decision affects all fixtures slated to be played Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening.

“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,” the Premier League said in a statement.

Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, 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.”

The organization said that further updates to fixtures during the period of mourning in the UK would be provided in due course.

This weekend’s postponed matches include Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal vs. Everton.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday afternoon at the Balmoral estate in Scotland. She was succeeded by her son King Charles III.

The EFL Championship, England’s second-tier, has also postponed this weekend’s fixtures.EFE


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