Leeds United fans fly banner over Elland Road amid protests against European Super League

Leeds United fans have flown a banner over Elland Road protesting the European Super League.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 7:26 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 7:28 pm
Leeds United fans fly a banner over Elland Road opposing the European Super League. Pic: Simon Hulme

Reports emerged on Sunday that the Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur intended to join a rebel competition.

Those plans were confirmed later that evening, with AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid joining as founding clubs with three more clubs expected to follow before the inaugural season.

Backlash to the idea has been fierce from supporters and pundits alike for the tournament which has been set up to rival the Champions League.

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Leeds United's Supporters Trust organised a banner to fly over the Whites home ground ahead of kick-off which read: "Say no to the Super League."

Fans from both sets of clubs gathered outside Elland Road ahead of the game between the two sides to protest the plans.

Leeds also placed a banner inside the stadium which reads: "Earn it. Football is for the fans."