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Premier League fixtures to feature minute´s silence and national anthem following Queen´s death

SoccerNews in English Premier League 14 Sep 2022

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This weekend’s Premier League fixtures will be preceded by a minute’s silence and a rendition of the UK’s national anthem following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The passing of the UK’s longest-reigning sovereign caused the Premier League to postpone a full fixture programme last weekend as a “mark of respect”.

While English top-flight football is to resume on Friday, two matches have been postponed due to policing concerns on the weekend of the Queen’s funeral; Manchester United’s clash with Leeds United and Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea, while Brighton’s clash with Crystal Palace was already postponed earlier this month.

The Premier League has now confirmed plans for tributes to take place across each of this weekend’s seven fixtures, with fans also invited to join a moment’s applause after seventy minutes to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign.

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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