Leeds United fans urged to stay at home on matchdays during the push for promotion

The Leeds United family today came together to launch a new campaign aimed at encouraging fans to stay at home on matchdays.

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 9:52 am
Updated Saturday, 13th June 2020, 9:54 am
The Leeds United family today came together to launch a new campaign aimed at encouraging fans to stay at home on matchdays. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

With only nine vital games left for Leeds United and potential promotion to the Premier League at stake, the Leeds United Supporters Trust has come together with the support of key fan groups, media and influencers to stress the importance of fans staying away from grounds while key matches are being played behind closed doors.

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Today the campaign, which encourages fans to #StayAway, #RespectOurNorman and #ProtectPromotion, was launched with the backing of some famous faces including Vinnie Jones, Kaiser Chiefs bassist and Trust president Simon Rix and ex-YEP Leeds United writer Phil Hay alongside the real stars - the staff from Leeds Teaching Hospital.

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During the run-up to each game, the Trust will release a new video featuring more famous faces connected with the club, to ensure the messages is reiterated to fans stressing the importance of staying away from grounds to continue respecting the NHS and fellow fans.

Pete Emmerson, the Leeds United Supporters' Trust chair, 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."

He added: "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 - 'StayAway'"

The Trust's campaign has the backing of other key groups and influencers including Marching Out Together, LUDO, Leeds United Supporters Club, LUSCOS, The SLI, The Square Ball, Talking Shutt, LS11 and All Leeds TV.

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