Manchester United’s first journey to Elland Road to face Leeds United in a Premier League outing for 18 years ought to have been dominated by discuss of their fierce rivalry on the pitch, however as a substitute all of the discuss pre-match continued to be concerning the controversial European Super League.
The Leeds devoted made their emotions clear on the concept of the European Super League with a banner hung exterior Elland Road ahead of the sport that straight addressed not simply Manchester United, however all of the massive six sides together with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
All of the Premier League’s ‘massive six’ sides introduced late final Sunday night (April 18) that they’d joined forces with elite golf equipment in each Spain and Italy to type successfully a brand new model of the Champions League – however with none of the jeopardy.
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None of the perimeters would face relegation, whereas no exterior golf equipment would give you the chance to be a part of through a qualification course of. The thought additionally put the long run of the Premier League unsure, as there was the likelihood the league’s greatest groups would sacrifice their place within the English soccer pyramid in the event that they have been banned from taking part in each by Premier League officers.
The plans have been scrapped shortly after they have been introduced, such was the fierce backlash from fans of each the English golf equipment concerned and fans of all different groups within the Premier League in addition to different divisions.
Leeds fans continued to make their voices heard of ahead of their clash with Manchester United at Elland Road on Snday, with a banner that condemned the house owners of all of the groups concerned within the Super League whereas additionally calling on fans to unite.
The banner learn: “ESL and MUFC – Just a tactical, non permanent withdrawal, we see!
“Until your PR brokers and media can reframe a bundle and assemble a suitable narrative and plan in your grasping egocentric followers to push this by in two years time. We know who you might be, we all know you from outdated!
“Manchester United! Nonsense! What a joke! Find a brand new, extra applicable identify! This was at all times coming, given the soulless, win in any respect prices, plastic, shallow, egocentric nugatory cash monster you have got made of yourselves! MUFC have fed off and DIVIDED, not united, soccer and communities, you might be killing soccer! Children ought to be inspired to help their neighborhood and play pretty and never bully individuals by exclusion!
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“The LEEDS household is absolutely UNITED with and in full help of and shoulder to shoulder with all true LFC, MCFC, AFC, THFC fans and with the few remaining real MUFC and CFC fans (whose golf equipment have been hijacked by energy mongers and shallow weak minded glory hunters) and collectively we’re fans UNITED, we’ll by no means be divided!! We’re fans UNITED!! We’ll NEVER be divided!!
“Earn it on the pitch! Football is for the fans!”