Report: Black armbands and silence – How PL games could still go ahead

The Athletic have revealed that the UK government has told the Premier League that they may go ahead with this weekend’s fixtures after the sad demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

After the news of her majesty’s passing emerged, the EFL decided to postpone the matches that were scheduled to be played on Friday. Other sporting events, including England’s Third Test against South Africa, have also been called off in light of the news.

The Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan revealed earlier today that the Chief Executive of the Premier League, Richard Masters had told clubs that the government’s guidance is unlikely to be ‘definitive’ and the PL will have to make their own decision.

The Athletic have now confirmed that the government have told the Premier League that the decisions on any postponements rest with them.

They allegedly proposed wearing black armbands and observing a minute of silence if this weekend’s fixtures, including Tottenham’s clash with Manchester City, do go ahead.

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Under normal circumstances, there is no doubt that the Premier League would be calling off the fixtures as a sign of respect for her Majesty.

However, this are certainly not normal circumstances, given the massive fixture pile-up as a result of the winter World Cup. So, there is a chance that the PL decides to go ahead with the fixtures.

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