The Premier League and EFL games were postponed last weekend as the UK entered a time of national mourning following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. In a statement released by the Premier League last Friday morning, it read, ‘At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
To honor 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."
The affected match on Monday was between Leeds vs Nottingham Forest, which made it an ideal opportunity to register a 1xbet account and claim bonuses that you can use to place wagers on the next exciting Premier League games. In addition, the EFL released its statement which backed the Premier League, "‘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.
‘This is aligned with the approach that the Premier League and the FA will take with their competitions this weekend."
Which sports returned to the field?
There are a number of sports that still returned to the field. They include England's cricket, British horse racing, the great North run, rugby, and Golf PGA championship. The cricket Test between England and South Africa resumed on Saturday( September, 10th), as well as the golf Championship, and the rugby union's Premiership season kicked off on the same day.
On Sunday, the British horse racing resumed in conjunction with the great North run, which was seen as an excellent forum to gather and condole with the royal family.
What about this week's games?
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this week's games, as UEFA is yet to release a statement giving a way forward on the scheduled matches. However, some clubs, like Manchester City, already announced their stand on the games.
The Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund went on as planned on Wednesday, given the team's ability to provide enough security. Others include the Rangers who hosted Napoli on Tuesday.
How did fans react to the news?
There is no clear answer to this question, as fans have reacted to the news in a variety of ways. Some were excited about the news as it gave them a humble time to mourn the Queen, while others were disappointed. Ultimately, it really depended on the individual fan and what they had hoped the news to be.