The Premier League paid tribute to the Queen afterwards Her Majesty died at the age of 96 was confirmed by the royal family last Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on the Queen’s health and said doctors were “concerned” that members of the Royal Family were traveling to Balmoral to be by their side.
A statement on the Premier League Twitter page read: “The Premier League is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family and all those around the world who are mourning the loss of Her Majesty.”
The Premier League later made the decision to cancel its entire weekend fixture program following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, saying it made the decision “as a show of respect” for a monarch who had been “an inspiration”.
One explanation read: “At a meeting this morning (Friday 9th) Premier League clubs paid tribute Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“To honor her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League round of play is postponedincluding Monday night’s game.”
The governing body is now faced with the challenge of looking for new dates for the round of games on matchday seven in a season that has already been interrupted when the games are played World Cup 2022 in Qatar in November.
The fixtures committee will meet in due course to look for new dates for these canceled fixtures to be played.
Resumption of the English Football League
That English Football League, which manages the three divisions below the Premier League said on Monday games will return as scheduled from Tuesday after the final round of play was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
The EFL said on Monday tributes would be paid to the Queen at grounds across England. “A minute’s silence will be held before matches, with participants wearing black armbands, flags flown at half-mast and the national anthem played in stadiums.” said in a statement. “With a national policing plan now in place, the league and clubs will continue to work collaboratively to deal with any challenges that may arise in policing specific games.