Leeds United trio of fans praised by supporters after cleaning stones outside Elland Road

A trio of Leeds United fans have been praised by supporters after spending the past week cleaning stones laid outside Elland Road.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 10:42 am

Allan Zan, Chris Goodwin and Steve Procter have scrubbed the stones - many of which are tributes to fans who have passed away - outside the stadium in the past week.

Steve Procter - who was originally passing Allan and Chris on his bike - told the Yorkshire Evening Post he had to stop and help after spotting the duo two weeks ago.

After being given permission to carry on with the cleaning, the trio reunited to scrub hundreds of the stones.

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The trio have spent hours cleaning the stones

Steve told the YEP: "It was Allan and Chris' idea.

"I was passing and spoke to the guys.

"They were saying the stones were looking a bit grubby, so off our own backs we decided to start cleaning them."

Many fans took to social media to request their own stones to be cleaned if possible.

The trio have spent hours cleaning the stones

Steve added: "It just went absolutely crazy."

Soon, the trio had scrubbed most of the stones on the pavement outside the club shop.

Fans thanked Allan, Chris and Steve on Twitter and Facebook.

They have now raised over £2000 for Mind Charity following donations by Leeds United fans and the public.

Steve said: "I want to thank all of the fans for their support for the charity."

A representative from Mind Charity said: "Thank you so much for raising this large amount of money for Mind.

"You're a credit to Leeds Utd and we look forward to Marching On Together!"

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