It was confirmed on Thursday that The Queen had died and as a result, this weekend’s football fixtures have been postponed.
Manchester United issued a statement addressing the passing of Queen Elizabeth II as a mark of respect, with tributes continuing to flood through social media.
The United Kingdom will now enter a 12-day mourning period and as part of that plan, sport fixtures will be postponed.
It has now been confirmed by Charlie Proctor that all political, sporting and comedy events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. This will include the Premier League, EFL, SPL, and more.
All political, sporting and comedy events have been cancelled.
The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth has entered an extended period of mourning.
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) September 8, 2022
We await news to hear how many United games will be postponed, but we can forget about facing Crystal Palace at the weekend. Leeds at home could even be in doubt.
However, United’s game with Real Sociedad went ahead because it was too late to cancel, with Real Sociedad and their fans having travelled from Spain.
The Queen will be given a full state funeral, as a tradition to mark the death of a monarch.