Sky Sports News stops broadcasting altogether in the wake of the Queens death

Sky Sports News decided to stop showing their usual programming altogether following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday – showing the Sky News feed simultaneously.

The 24hr sports news channel, which is run by Sky, opted to press pause on their usual content to keep the public updated following the emotional announcement from the Royal Family from Balmoral.

As of Friday morning, Sky Sports News was still showing the Sky News feed live which has given regular updates from across the country in the period of mourning.

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When the channel does return, they will be updating supporters on upcoming sporting postponements includes all the Friday EFL matches.

The Premier League are set to update fans ahead of the weekend over whether fixtures will go ahead or be postponed to a later date.

Moments of silence were held at matches involving both Arsenal and Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday and West Ham in the Europa Conference League.

Among the footballing figures to pay tribute to the Queen following her passing was David Beckham, who met our longest serving monarch on several occasions.

He said: "I'm truly saddened by the death of Her Majesty, The Queen. What an outpouring of love and respect we saw for the Platinum Jubilee for her life of service.

"How devastated we all feel today shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world. How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were tough.

"Until her last days she served her country with dignity and grace. This year she would have known how loved she was. My thoughts and prayers are with our Royal Family…"

King Charles III's statement had said: "The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother."

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