Queen Elizabeth: UK’s National Anthem To Be Played Before EPL Games Kickoff

The national anthem of England will be played before all Premier League games this weekend to show respect towards Queen Elizabeth II after her passing. 

After the one-week break to honour the late Queen, the Premier League will resume this Friday even though some games slated for this weekend have been postponed.

Coaches will also be urged to wear suits and lead their teams out, and there will be a minute’s applause at games on the 70th minute to mark the number of years of the Queen’s reign.

The Premier League later affirmed that screens and advertising boards within stadiums would carry tributes and flags flying at half-mast.

“Fans will be asked to join a minute’s silence, which will be followed by the national anthem, God Save The King,” a statement read.

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“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.”

Premier League took a week break to honour the Late Queen Elizabeth II. It was a decision met with criticisms from some Premier League fans worldwide. The League returning this week will surely quench this fans’ thirst for Premier League football.