By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Premier League has postponed this weekend’s matches, including Monday evening’s game to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, disclosed this after a meeting with clubs on Friday.
He said the decision was made to honour the late Queen for her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation.
“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.” Masters said
He added that further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.