Queen Elizabeth II Passes On: English Premier League and other top sporting events in UK set to be postponed

Queen Elizabeth II Passes On: English Premier League and other top sporting events in UK set to be postponed

  • Top sporting events across the United Kingdom are set to be postponed or suspended in the wake of Queen Elizabeth's unfortunate passing on
  • The English Premier League is expected to meet and chart a way forward on Friday morning regarding this weekend's fixtures
  • Other events, including Golf's PGA tour and Cricket, have already been suspended

The English Premier League will 'almost certainly' be put to a stop temporarily following the passing on of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen, United Kingdom's longest-serving Monarch, passed on peacefully on September 8th at the Balmoral Castle.

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Manchester United players observe a minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth, who passed on on September 8th, ahead of their Europa League clash against Real Sociedad. Photo David S. Bustamante.
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The United Kingdom has now been plunged into a 12-day official mourning period in which all political, sporting and comedy events have been cancelled.

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This is part of the wider plan called Operation London Bridge which took effect once the Queen passed.

According to Football London, there is a huge likelihood that these weekend's Premier League fixtures which were meant to kick off with a London Derby between Fulham and Chelsea, will be rescheduled.

The Premier League is expected to release an official statement soon.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has already postponed the day two of the Third Test between England and South Africa. The DP Tour has also confirmed that the BMW PGA Golf Championship has also been suspended.

Queen Elizabeth II was a rumoured Arsenal fan

Sports Brief has also reported that Queen Elizabeth's passing has rekindled fond memories that she shared with Premier League giants Arsenal FC.

It was widely believed that Her Royalty was an Arsenal fan. There were also rumours of her having a soft spot for another London team, West Ham United.

Like other Royalties, the Queen never revealed her true team. She, however, hosted Arsenal at Buckingham Palace in 2007. This marked the first team that the Queen had hosted at her official residence. She was initially supposed to open the new Emirates Stadium but failed to do so, as she fell ill and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, did so on her behalf.

Source: SportsBrief.com