By Aminu Kutama
The English Premier League and English Football League have postponed this weekend’s round of fixtures following the Queen’s death on Thursday.
The news comes after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on Thursday, with the country and commonwealth of Nations now in a state of national mourning.
A statement by the Premier League said: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to 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 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,” the statement added.
Other sporting action in Britain scheduled for Friday, including Test cricket and European golf’s PGA Championship, have been cancelled as a mark of respect.
Premier League Fixtures postponed this weekend are;
Fulham vs Chelsea
Bournemouth vs Brighton
Leicester vs Aston Villa
Liverpool vs Wolves
Southampton vs Brentford
Man City vs Tottenham
Arsenal vs Everton
West Ham vs Newcastle
Crystal Palace vs Man Utd
Leeds vs Nottingham Forest