Famous faces back 'stay away' campaign to protect Leeds United promotion bid

Leeds United supporters have been asked to protect the club's promotion hopes and respect late legend Norman Hunter by staying away from the final nine games.

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 10:07 am
Updated Saturday, 13th June 2020, 10:08 am
STAY CLEAR - Leeds United fans have been asked to stay away from Elland Road during the club's vital Championship promotion bid

The Whites have had backing from West Yorkshire Police to play their remaining five home games at Elland Road, after concerns emerged elsewhere that the potential for fans gathering outside would necessitate a neutral venue.

A 'stay away' campaign has been launched today by the Leeds United Supporters Trust, with backing from current and former players, to remind fans of their responsibilities during the vital run in.

Famous faces including Vinnie Jones, Kaiser Chiefs bassist and Trust president Simon Rix and staff from Leeds Teaching Hospital have joined forces for the first in a series of videos, to hammer home the message.

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Pete Emmerson, chair of the Trust, said: "I know we are all desperate to get back to Elland Road and watch live football, but these are unprecedented circumstances and we have to respect the club, the players and most importantly the memory of Norman Hunter.

"With plenty of the games on Sky, coverage on LUTV and our favourite Leeds media outlets giving live commentary - there are no excuses."

The campaign has been backed by fan groups Marching Out Together, LUDO, Leeds United Supporters Club, LUSCOS, The SLI, The Square Ball, Talking Shut, LS11 and All Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa's men will recommence their Championship season next Sunday at Cardiff City, behind closed doors.