The Premier postpones its weekend matches due to the death of the Queen

Minute of silence in the run-up to the Champions League match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad, played on Thursday at Old Trafford. / Reuters

The English competition does so as a "show of respect for Elizabeth II, in honor of her extraordinary life and her contribution to the nation"


There will be no Premier League games this weekend as a sign of respect for English football for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96. "As a show of respect to Her Majesty, the matches will be postponed," explains the Premier in a statement issued this Friday. "In honor of her extraordinary life and her contribution to the nation, and as a sign of respect, the next day will be postponed, including the game on Monday night," adds the official note of the great soccer competition. British.

This decision by the Premier comes despite the fact that the announcement by the British Royal House on how the 12-day mourning that follows the death of Elizabeth II should be faced did not force the suspension of sports competitions and left the decision in the hands of the organizers.

“There is no obligation to cancel or postpone sporting events and matches, or close entertainment venues during the national mourning period. This is at the discretion of the individual organizations. As a show of respect, organizations may consider canceling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the state funeral. They are under no obligation to do so and this is entirely the responsibility at the discretion of the individual organisations," the note read.

And the Royal House added: "If gatherings or sporting events are planned for the day of the state funeral, organizations may wish to adjust the event times so that they do not coincide with the times of the funeral service and associated processions. As a show of respect, and in keeping with the tone of the National Duel, organizers may wish to hold a period of silence and/or play the National Anthem at the start of sporting events or matches, and players may wish to wear black armbands."

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