The Premier League could be SUSPENDED this weekend
The English league has only been suspended twice in history, but current events could a third ocassion
The Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, and the monarch's death could also have its impact on English football. While English clubs playing in European competitions have announced matches will carry on, things could be different for the Premier League.
Matchday seven was scheduled to take part this weekend, but now it's very possible that it won't as the UK enters national grieving period. As of now, there is no official statement, but it is clear that the passing of the highest ranking member of British monarchy would be a more than valid reason to halt all professional sports competitions in England, among them the Premier League.
The English league has only ever ceased altogether twice in history. The first time occurred during World War II, while the second, which is much more recent, occurred in 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic.
On the other hand, the day of Lady Diana's passing a Liverpool-Newcastle match that was scheduled to be played on that August 31, 1997 was postponed and resumed the following day. When Prince Philip, consort of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, passed away in April of last year, the Premier League observed a moment of silence in his honour but no game was called off.
However, the event of the passing of a sitting monarch is a very different situation, and different measures will most likely be taken. Operation London Bridge, the protocol that will enter action after the passing of the Queen, includes the suspension of the broadcasting of any comedy shows and the exchances will also close, so it is highly likely that the footballing world will also announce measures.