Death of the Queen: Will Brighton and Hove Albion game continue?

It comes as a number of planned sporting events have been postponed following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

There was no update from the Premier League yesterday after Buckingham Palace announced the death of Elizabeth II, 96.

An update is expected following a meeting with the government this morning.

Newcastle United, who were due to hold a pre-match press conference at 9am this morning, have postponed it to 1.30pm.

Sports stars and governing bodies paid tribute to the Queen and organizers are now considering the most appropriate and respectful course of action regarding the weekend’s competitions.

Manchester United’s Europa League home game against Real Sociedad took place last night. The club said in a statement: “Upon instructions from the FA and UEFA, tonight’s UEFA Europa League game against Real Sociedad will take place at Old Trafford as scheduled.

“A minute’s silence will be observed before kick-off to allow the teams, match officials and everyone present to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen. Both teams will wear black armbands and the Old Trafford flags will be flown at half-staff as a sign of our utmost respect.”

The noisy fans fell silent and the anti-glazer chants from United supporters ceased before kick-off as Old Trafford observed a minute’s silence in memory of Her Majesty.

There was no pre-game music and the digital billboards were turned off after the news trickled in as the turnstiles opened to the ground.

Elsewhere, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced that tonight’s match in the men’s third Test between England and South Africa at The Oval will not take place.

The English Football League has postponed two games scheduled for tonight – Burnley against Norwich in the Championship and Tranmere against Stockport in the second division.

Play was halted on the first day of PGA Championship Golf at Wentworth when news of the Queen’s death broke and the European Tour confirmed there would be no play today.

“Out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family, play at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club has been suspended for the remainder of Thursday and flags at Wentworth Club will be lowered to half-staff,” the tour said in a statement.

“In addition, there will be no games at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday and the golf course and practice facilities will be closed.

“Further updates on the resumption of play will be announced in due course.”

Decisions on further postponements in the sporting calendar are to be made after reviewing official mourning guidelines, which are due to be issued by the Cabinet Office in the coming hours.

However, it is understood that the decision on how to proceed is left to the organizers of sporting events and postponements are not mandatory.

A meeting with representatives of the sports federations and the government is planned for this morning. Death of the Queen: Will Brighton and Hove Albion game continue?

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