The death of Queen Elizabeth II continues to move the world. Tributes rain down as England prepares for the funeral of its sovereign. The UK government has already announced this morning that the UK is entering a period of national mourning until the ceremony. A few entities in the country should be idling, such as professional sports meetings.
After discussions, the Premier League has even decided to postpone the matches scheduled for this weekend. “After a meeting, Premier League clubs pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honor his extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, out of respect Premier League matches scheduled for this weekend are postponed, including the game scheduled for Monday evening. »explains the official press release.
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 9, 2022
An already tight schedule
This decision was made in consultation with the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Last night already some postponements had been anticipated like the match between Norwich and Burnley in the Championship scheduled for this Friday. Manchester United played well last night in the Europa League during the reception of Real Sociedad but it was a European match and the postponement was complicated to organize, the announcement of the death having occurred two hours with the blow of ‘mail.
This 7th day of the Premier League will therefore be postponed. To find him a new niche, it looks complicated. There is even enough to pull your hair out because between the two national cups, the European cups and especially the World Cup which will take place from November 20 to December 18, the calendar is already extremely tight. There are however some posters between Liverpool-Wolverhampton, Arsenal-Everton and especially Manchester City-Tottenham.