A week in the life of Leeds United - European Super League to social media boycott and a Manchester United game in between

European Super League and a boycott of social media. Wedged in between the small matter of Leeds United versus Manchester United.

By Nick Westby
Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:55 am
Leeds United players wearing 'Football Is For The Fans' shirts during the warm up prior to kick-off during the Premier League match agaimnst Liverpool (Picture: PA)

Quite the news week in the world of Leeds United

This time last week the 12 clubs, six of them from England’s Premier League, threatening to break away from UEFA to form their own Super League was at peak outrage among fans, players and football clubs.

That anger manifested itself in the well-executed show of solidarity for football’s traditions by Leeds United’s supporters and players on Monday night, when Liverpool came to town.

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The breakaway six - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur (Picture: PA)

Following the unravelling of the Super League on social media last Tuesday - which was an absolute joy to behold - the next story down the pipe was football’s joint boycott of social media this coming weekend.

Leeds United again are at the heart of what should be a powerful message to the social media companies who do not do enough to prevent online abuse.

And then in between all that was that old classic between Leeds United and Manchester United on Sunday. A classic fixture if not a classic game.

If ever a contest needed fans to lift it and generate the passion, it was yesterday’s game.

Still, another point gained and more credit in the bank for Leeds United.

Onto Brighton on Saturday.

Let’s see what else the football world can conjure up in the meantime.

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