All Premier League matches scheduled to be held this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, September, 8.
This announcement came amid guidance from the British government that cancelling sporting events was not compulsory during a period of national mourning.
In a statement on Friday, 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.”
Also postponed include all matches in the English Football League and Women’s Super League.
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.
Those sports could restart over the weekend.
However, sporting chiefs have been advised to avoid any clash with a state funeral, the date of which has yet to be announced.
“There is no obligation to cancel or postpone events and sporting fixtures, or close entertainment venues during the national mourning period,” the government said in a guidance statement.
“This is at the discretion of individual organisations. As a mark of respect, organisations might wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the state funeral.”