After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the British government left it up to the respective leagues to decide whether the weekend games should go up as planned. The Premier League has now decided to postpone matchday 7. As a "sign of respect", as announced on Friday afternoon.
The British government had previously announced that games in the Premier League could take place - but only with a corresponding supporting program to honor the Queen.
The Premier League has decided against it, the 7th matchday will be postponed. "We and our clubs wish to recognize 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 after a lifetime of dedication. This is an immensely sad time, not just for the nation , but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her and we mourn her death together with everyone," said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Official: Premier League Cancels Matchday 7! released.