Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Premier League matches have been postponed out of respect.
The reigning monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96, and Great Britain and Northern Ireland will observe 10 days of national mourning to mark the Queen and her 70-year reign.
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Various sporting events across the UK have not been postponed on Friday, with all Premier League games scheduled for Saturday 10 September, Sunday 11 September and Monday 12 September postponed, with matchweek 7 extended for the 2022-23 season.
All men’s and women’s football matches in England, plus matches in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been postponed this weekend.
Following a meeting on Friday between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and a number of major sporting bodies in the UK, guidance was issued on the protocols laid down by Buckingham Palace. Sports
Subsequently, the Premier League discussed with the clubs and released the following statement.
A statement from the Premier League regarding the extension
In honor of her extraordinary life and contribution to her country, this weekend’s Premier League games, including Monday night’s game, will be postponed.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to His Majesty for his long and unwavering service to our country. As our longest serving royal, she has been an inspiration and has left behind a remarkable legacy following a life of dedication. This is a very sad time not only for the country but also for millions of people around the world who admire her and we stand in solidarity with all those who lost their lives.
We will provide more information on Premier League games during the mourning period in due course.