Manchester United legend Gary Neville disagrees with the Premier League’s decision to suspend this weekend’s games following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
While there was no commitment to cancel sporting events, the Premier League confirmed this morning that this weekend’s games would not go ahead as planned as a show of respect.
“At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” read a statement.
“To honor her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League round of play will be postponed, including Monday night’s game.”
The decision was not a formality and Premier League bosses met this morning to discuss their options.
The league faces unprecedented chaos this season, with the unique nature of a mid-season World Cup starting in Qatar in November.
However, there is also a feeling that the upcoming games could have been the perfect platform for fans across the country to pay their own tribute to the Queen.
In response to a tweet from Piers Morgan saying the games should go ahead, Neville agreed.
“I agree with Piers,” Neville wrote.
“The sport is better than most at demonstrating the respect the Queen deserves.”
Next weekend’s games are also in doubt and if the league decides to postpone the next round of games, the next round of games will be played in the first week of October.
This could create further chaos in the Premier League, which has already been heavily criticized for the packed planning of the 2022/23 season.
As well as Premier League games, all EFL and grassroots games have been postponed.
However, other sporting events such as the Great North Run are scheduled to take place.
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