The Premier League has announced its plans for tributes at all matches taking place this weekend as football returns after the Queen’s death.
Football fixtures across the UK were postponed last weekend following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The decision sparked plenty of debate as other sports continued playing.
But the FA has confirmed that the EPL will return this weekend with a number of tributes planned including a minute’s silence followed by the singing of the national anthem.
Fans will also be asked to take part in a minute’s applause in the 70th minute to mark her 70-year reign as monarch.
A premier League statement 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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