The EPL decided to postpone all matches through Monday out of respect for The Queen’s passing on Thursday. While there was not official vote on the decision, the league’s board made the call during a meeting on Friday. Premier League clubs then agreed with the move.
“We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive. “As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication.”
“This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation,” Masters continued. “But, also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”
EPL not only league affected by The Queen’s passing
Scottish FA President Rod Petrie agreed to the postponement of matches following talks with his peers across the area. “We spoke with our counterparts across the UK this morning and in discussions with our colleagues across the professional game in Scotland it was agreed that this was the appropriate step to take following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” claimed Petrie.
“We will work with our clubs and members in the meantime to ensure appropriate steps are taken throughout the period of mourning.”
The UK government previously stated that any decision to postpone events would be up to the individual leagues or organizations.
With the cancelation running through Monday, the next scheduled Premier League matches are set to resume on Friday, September 16. There are, however, just two games planned for that particular day. Aston Villa will host Southampton, while Fulham will travel to the Midlands to face Nottingham Forest.
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