Premier League games postponed following death of Queen Elizabeth II
Premier League games have been postponed in a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
A tweet from Premier League Handle
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
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will mark 10 days of national mourning in honor of the Queen and her 70-year reign after learning that the longest-reigning monarch in its history passed away on Thursday at the age of 96.
Various sporting events across the UK were postponed on Friday and that will extend to this weekend, as all Premier League games on Saturday, Sept. 10, Sunday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 12 have been postponed, with Matchweek 7 of the 2022-23 season postponed.
This weekend, all soccer matches for men and women in England, as well as in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, have been postponed out of respect.
Following a meeting on Friday between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) and several major sporting bodies in the UK, guidance was given as to the protocols put in place by Buckingham Palace as several factors were discussed regarding the continuation of sport.