Queen Elizabeth II: St Mirren’s match against Hearts postponed


ST Mirren’s match against Hearts this Sunday has been postponed by the SPFL following the Queen’s passing.

Sports event organisers from across the UK were involved in a call with the Government on Friday morning to discuss the staging of scheduled games.

Official government guidance on the period of mourning published appeared to give them the go-ahead to stage events as planned this weekend, but advised against putting on anything that would clash with Her Majesty’s funeral.

However, the Football Association later announced all fixtures had been postponed as a mark of respect, including Leeds against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Monday night, with the governing bodies in Scotland also following the same protocol.

Rod Petrie, Scottish FA president, said: “We spoke with our counterparts across the UK this morning and in discussions with our colleagues across the professional game in Scotland it was agreed that this was the appropriate step to take following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We will work with our clubs and members in the meantime to ensure appropriate steps are taken throughout the period of mourning.”

A spokesperson for St Mirren said match tickets will remain valid for the rearranged fixture and anyone requiring a refund should contact the St Mirren ticket office. 

They added: “Further details on the rearranged fixture will be available in due course.”


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