United Kingdom’s top football leagues have announced postponement of weekend fixtures to honour and mourn Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The official announcements by the football leagues were revealed on Friday morning.
As reported by SkySports, following the Queen’s passing on Thursday, the Premier League and EFL have confirmed that all matches in the top four divisions of English football would be postponed this weekend.
This according to them is to show respect for Queen Elizabeth II.
The EFL had previously said that Friday’s games between Burnley and Norwich and, Tranmere and Stockport would be postponed till further notice.
It was further confirmed on Friday that the whole weekend’s Premier League and EFL schedule would be postponed.
The Cove Rangers and Dundee game on Friday has been postponed also to give respect, according to the Scottish Professional Football League. The Irish FA has declared that no football will be played in Northern Ireland this weekend, including the Friday night game between Cliftonville and Glentoran and Larne and Dungannon.
In same vein, Premier League Chief Executive stated that the clubs would be recognizing Her Majesty for her contributions and service to their nation.
According to him, Queen Elizabeth II has been an inspiration and has left behind indelible footprints, living a life of total dedication and service to humanity.
He stated further that they will give more details about Premier League games in mourning her as would be stipulated. However, it’s really a sad moment for the country and all those who honour her throughout the world.