Premier League and other football league games due to take place this weekend in the UK have been postponed as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, September 8.
In a statement, 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 Premier League said that this is aligned with the approach that The FA and EFL will take with their competitions this weekend.