Leeds United Supporters Trust unveil mural in memory of Elland Road hero Gary Speed

A mural in memory of Leeds United hero Gary Speed has been unveiled by the Leeds United Supporters Trust.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 10:39 am
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 10:40 am
The Leeds United Supporters Trust Gary Speed mural in Bramley.

Artist Claire Bentley-Smith - known as Poshfruit - has painted the ode to the former Whites player as part of the latest LUST tribute in an ongoing series across the city.

Speed made over 300 appearances for Leeds across an eight year period and was part of the 1992 First Division title-winning side under head coach Howard Wilkinson.

The mural is based in Bramley at Showoff Design and Display and has been done in partnership with owner Ross Horsman and charity Andys Man Club - a group aimed at getting men to open up about their mental health problems.

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This year marks 10 years since Speed sadly took his own life and begins a series of events to celebrate his impact on the city and raise awareness for male suicide.

Plans are in place already for future murals across Leeds - including a tribute in Pudsey to legends Norman Hunter and Jack Charlton along with Trevor Cherry, who all sadly passed away last year.

The artwork will celebrate United's rich history and bring iconic moments back to life as well as celebrating past players and former glories.

The Trust also previously helped fund a painting for Pablo Hernandez in the city centre and the iconic mural placed by the Gelderd Road underpass near United's home ground, which marked 25 years since the club lifted the First Division title.

If you would like to donate towards helping fund future Leeds United fan murals you can do so herehttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lustmurals