Piers Morgan has branded the decision to postpone the latest round of Premier League matches as ‘ridiculous’.
On Thursday evening, Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Queen, aged 96.
Since the news broke, there was uncertainty over whether this weekend’s Premier League matches would go ahead.
Morgan expressed his opinion on Twitter prior to the official announcement, stating the games should be played.
He wrote: “Sporting events should go ahead. a) The Queen loved sport and b) It would be great to see/hear huge crowds singing the National Anthem in tribute to Her Majesty, as West Ham fans did so magnificently last night.”
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville agreed with Morgan.
He replied: “I agree Piers. Sport can demonstrate better than most the respect the Queen deserves.”
However, at 11:30am on Friday morning, the Premier League released a statement.
It read: ‘At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.”