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Premier League Postpones All Weekend Matches To Honour Queen Elizabeth

All Premier League matches this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth.

The English Premier League (EPL) has announced the postponement of all the matches this weekend to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Premier League Postpones All Weekend Matches To Honour Queen Elizabeth

Premier League Postpone All Matches This Weekend

KanyiDaily had earlier reported that Queen Elizabeth, who was the longest-serving British monarch, died at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

In a statement on Friday, the Premier League announced that the games scheduled to be played this weekend will not take place as planned in light of the event.

The statement said that all matches in the English Football League and Women’s Super League have been postponed to “honour the late queen’s extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect.”

It reads, “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.

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

Richard Masters, chief executive of the Premier League, 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 Premier League took the decision despite a statement from the British government that canceling sporting events was not compulsory during a period of national mourning.

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