'In shock' - Patrick Bamford's passionate rallying cry and poignant message as Leeds United striker slams Super League concept

LEEDS United striker Patrick Bamford says he cannot comprehend the concept of the new Super League and that supporters should stick together to keep football for the fans.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:14 pm
MESSAGE: From Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford about the hugely criticised Super League concept. Photo by LEE SMITH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are joining the new break-away league which is intended to commence as soon as it is practicable.

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus have also all joined as part of a European dozen of founder clubs.

Monday night's Premier League clash between Leeds and Liverpool was consequently played behind a backdrop of protests and Bamford slammed the money-making Super League concept amidst far more important issues in the world after helping Leeds to a 1-1 draw against the Reds.

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"We have just seen pretty much what everyone else has seen on Twitter and stuff," said Bamford, talking to Sky Sports.

"It's amazing the things that they are talking about. I can't quite comprehend.

"It is amazing the amount of uproar as well that comes into the game when somebody's pockets are being hurt.

"It's a shame that it's not like with all of the things that go wrong at the minute like racism and stuff like that but that's just how it is at the minute."

Asked if the Super League talk was proving a distraction, Bamford said: "I don't think so, I think it's something that we talk about but once you get on the pitch you are not thinking about what's going on outside the ground and things like that.

"We are like fans really and everyone else, can't believe it and talking about it and don't know what is going to happen and in shock."

Bamford added: "From me personally, from what I have seen on Twitter and the news, I haven't seen one football fan who is happy about the decision and I think football ultimately is because of and for the fans.

"Without the fans every single club would be pretty much nothing so I think that it is important that we stand our ground and show that football is for the fans and try and keep it that way."

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