Soccer Fans Are Upset After English Premier League Takes Significant Measures To Honor Queen Elizabeth

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The world mourned on Thursday following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the longtime queen of England. Elizabeth ruled for 70 years and her passing essentially brought the whole of England to a stop.

Shortly after her passing, the English Premier League quickly put out a tweet mourning the longtime monarch.

As did reigning league champion Manchester City as well as rival Manchester United.

Premier League Postpones All Games To Honor Passing Of Queen Elizabeth

Now it appears that the league is taking extraordinary measures, canceling all planned games for the upcoming weekend.

“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.

“Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.”

While the top tier of English soccer has opted to postpone, it’s not the only one according to The Athletic.

The EFL have also postponed their games. They said: “Further to discussions on Friday morning it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from 9-10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect by the National Sport to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.”

The National League postponed their fixtures shortly after the Premier League and EFL. All games in Scotland have also been postponed.

The decision surprised a number of fans. Particularly in the wake of other clubs across Europe have played through.

Elsewhere, the DP World Tour postponed play on both Thursday and Friday of the BMW PGA Championship.

While the cycling Tour of Britain halted its race completely with a number of stages remaining.

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