Wed 14 September 2022 | 16:21

Premier League games to feature a minute's silence for Queen's death

Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week, England went into a national mourning situation as all of the EFL weekend matches got postponed. With EFL set to rebegin this Thursday, the league announced matches will feature a minute's silence and the national anthem.


Queen Elizabeth II's death

at the age of 96, English Football League

canceled all of the domestic matches

as the country went into a state of national funeral.



football's governing body has announced that

Premier League

fixtures this week will be preceded by a minute's silence and a rendition of the UK's national anthem as a "mark of respect". With fans also invited to join a moment's applause after seventy minutes to mark the Queen's

70-year reign

as the UK's longest-reigning sovereign, the Premier League confirmed the tributes will take place across all of this weekend's seven fixtures.


A statement

on the league's website read: "

All Premier League matches between Friday 16 and Sunday 18 September will provide an opportunity for the league, clubs and fans to come together to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation and world.

"Fans will be asked to join a minute's silence, which will be followed by the national anthem, God Save The King.

"Big screens and LED perimeter boards will display tribute images to Her Majesty and flags at the grounds will be flying at half-mast.

"When the clock turns to 70 minutes, fans will be invited to applaud The Queen's 70-year reign."



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