QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s DEATH: CHANGES TO SCHEDULED SPORT.
Premier League fixtures this weekend are likely to be postponed in honour of Queen Elizabeth who died on Thursday, according to reports.
Our source reports that Premier League officials were locked in talks with the government on Thursday night to discuss whether this weekend’s football can go ahead with the nation in mourning following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
The UK and Commonwealth on Thursday evening entered an extended period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Britain’s longest-serving monarch passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years.
Although, there is no official directive from the government to cancel sporting events, but it’s been reported that most fixtures and events will be postponed.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the English football leagues will now be discussing the plan moving forward on postponing fixtures.
Earlier on Thursday, Arsenal’s game against Zurich in the Europa League observed a minute silence at halftime for the monarch while Manchester United honoured the late monarch with a minute silence before their match kicked off against Real Sociedad.