Thursday, October 6, 2022

Premier League’s weekend matches postponed to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

Premier League fixtures set for the weekend and Monday have been postponed to allow the nation to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The decision follows a morning meeting that will also see FA and EFL competitions take the same direction of postponing their respective fixtures.

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“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.

This is aligned with the approach that The FA and EFL will take with their competitions this weekend.” Read the statement.

Speaking after the news was Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters who emphasized the importance of mourning the Queen.

“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.” Siad Richard

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Alex Kiprop
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