Ryan Mason believes the Premier League have made the right decision by postponing this weekend’s fixtures following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Premier League officially confirmed today that all the fixtures this weekend, including Tottenham’s trip to Manchester City, have been postponed as a sign of respect for Her Majesty.
They revealed that a further announcement regarding the Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided shortly.
According to Journalist Richard Buxton, the current expectation is that next weekend’s fixtures are also expected to be called off in line with the Queen’s state funeral.
The decision to postpone matches has not gone down well with some, who have questioned whether it would have been better to honour Her Majesty’s memory during the matches this weekend.
Everyone will have their own view on this but I would rather have had the football on this weekend, with the opportunity for appropriate signs of respect at every game. (If it was impossible to police all the games then that's a separate, stronger argument for postponement…)
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) September 9, 2022
However, Mason insisted that the Premier League ‘absolutely’ made the right call by calling the games off after the Queens’ passing.
Absolutely the right decision, respect. https://t.co/8Wp1KlhD9E
— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) September 9, 2022
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I can understand why some people feel that it would have been better to honour the memory of the Queen by singing the national anthem and observing a minute of silence during this weekend’s matches.
However, at the same time, the Royal Family and Her Majesty are held in very high regard by millions of people around the country, and sport would be the last thing in their minds at a sad time like this.
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