Following the death of the England’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth, the management of the Premier and English Football Leagues have postponed this weekend’s matches in honour of the deceased traditional ruler.
The management said that the postponement was in honour and recognition of the Queen’s contribution to the development and growth of the country.
The postponement came barely 24 hours after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on with the country now in a state of national mourning, to honour the 96-year-old ruler.
In a statement, the Premier League said: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.
“Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country”
“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 but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”