Premier League Fixtures Postponed Following Queen’s Death
Written by City Radio on September 9, 2022
All Premier League matches this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, it was announced on Friday.
The English top flight took the decision despite guidance from the British government that cancelling sporting events was not compulsory during a period of national mourning.
“At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the Premier League said in a statement.
“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.”
All matches in the English Football League and Women’s Super League have also been postponed.
Other sporting action in Britain scheduled for Friday, including Test cricket and European golf’s PGA Championship, have been cancelled as a mark of respect.
Those sports could restart over the weekend.
However, sporting chiefs have been advised to avoid any clash with a state funeral, the date of which has yet to be announced.