Leeds United: Radrizzani urges fans to fly the Whites’ flag when Boro come to town

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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CHAIRMAN ANDREA Radrizzani has issued a strong rallying cry to Leeds United’s fan-base ahead of Sunday’s Championship clash with Middlesbrough, calling for “love and passion” at Elland Road.

United have already sold over 32,000 tickets with the Whites looking to bounce back from three league losses in succession and seven defeats from their last nine, dropping Leeds from first to tenth.

Elland Road. PIC: Nigel French/PA Wire

Elland Road. PIC: Nigel French/PA Wire

Boro – under the stewardship of former Whites head coach Garry Monk – sit fifth having won their last three games. In a bid to add to the atmosphere of the occasion, United will ask fans to create a mosaic in the East Stand with flags being provided to home supporters across the stadium.

Cards will be placed on seats in the East Stand lower section which the club will ask supporters to lift when the teams enter the field of play which will combine to reveal the motto ‘Together’.

Flags will also be placed on seats in the North and South Stand as well as being handed out to supporters across the rest of the stadium.

And Radrizzani took to social media ahead of the clash, calling on the club’s fans to be louder than ever for Sunday’s 1.15pm kick-off.

“Finally we are back in the biz on Sunday,” said Radrizzani. “Let’s make Elland Road loud and on fire for the lads. We need your love and passion.”

Managing director, Angus Kinnear, added: “The atmosphere inside Elland Road is always impressive and, unlike many other clubs, we do not need to use noise makers such as clap banners to generate this, as we have one of the most vocal groups of supporters in the country.

“The mosaic and flags will help us create a visual spectacle on Sunday with one clear message – we are together.”