Out of respect and in honor of the late Queen, English professional football is on hold for the weekend. Game operations are also suspended in Northern Ireland for the time being.
The Premier League and all its clubs would like to recognize Her Majesty's long and steadfast service to the country, said Premier League boss Richard Masters. "As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves an incredible legacy after a lifetime of dedication," he said. The league association wants to decide promptly how the other games will be dealt with during the period of mourning.
At the same time, the EFL, which is responsible for the three leagues below the Premier League, has also postponed all games in the lower leagues planned for the coming weekend. This is in line with the approach taken by the Premier League and the FA in their competitions. The Football Association of Northern Ireland was the first in Great Britain to postpone all games.