Premier League Matches Postponed To Honour The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II
9 Sep 2022
Football associations in England, Wales and Scotland have postponed all matches this weekend to honour the death of the Queen.
The official guidance however states there is no obligation to postpone fixtures.
This mornings statement from the Premier League 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.”
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.”
In rugby union, Gallagher Premiership matches already scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will go ahead as planned while the Test match between England and South Africa will get under way at the Kia Oval on Saturday.
Sunday’s Great North Run will also go ahead, while racing’s St Leger will also take place then, having been pushed back 24 hours.