How Queen Elizabeth’s death will affect football

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96 and scheduled football matches are at risk of being postponed in her honour.

The Queen has died aged 96 after ruling the United Kingdom for 70 years, making her the longest reigning monarch in the history of the British Empire.

The tributes have been pouring in and football is not exempt from paying tribute to the deceased Queen.

The Queen’s death was confirmed at 6:30 p.m., while Arsenal were at half-time in their Europa League match in Zurich.

The second half of that match resumed with both teams observing a minute’s silence, as did Manchester United, whose match against Real Sociedad began after the news was made public.

Old Trafford came to a standstill before the kick-off between Manchester United and Real Sociedad and the atmosphere was filled with emotion.

Premier League clubs have responded to the news by changing their logos on social media to black and white and also posting messages of condolence.

Premier League officials were in talks with the government on Thursday night to discuss whether this weekend’s football can continue with the nation in mourning following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

This weekend’s matches are expected to be postponed pending an announcement reportedly to be made on Friday morning.

The entire Friday sports program was canceled on Thursday night as a show of respect, including the second day of England’s test match against South Africa, the BMW PGA golf championship at Wentworth and all racing, the Queen’s favorite sport. .

Friday’s EFL matches, Burnley v Norwich in the Championship and Tranmere v Stockport in League Two, were also postponed.

The rest of the soccer pyramid is likely to follow the example of the Premier League, reports the Daily mail.

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