Queen Elizabeth’s Death: This Is What It Means For All EPL Games Taking Weekend
The Premier League has finally announced that matches which were lined up for this weekend have been suspended due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
This comes after the longest-reigning British monarch passed on “peacefully” yesterday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, several events, including the EFL matches, were suspended as a mark of respect to the British monarch who died at the age of 96.
As EFL issued a statement to confirm the development, halting all Friday matches, the Premier League was yet to establish if the weekend fixtures would be played.
However, the Premier League has now issued a statement confirming that all top-flight matches have been suspended, including the Monday fixture between Leeds United and Southampton.
“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,” reads the statement.
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 9, 2022
Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said that the resumption of the matches would be announced in due course.
“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.”
“Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.