Leeds United fans have penned an angry open letter to the FA slamming the ‘Greedy Six’ English clubs who tried to form the European Super League.
The letter comes ahead of Leeds’ clash with Manchester United in the Premier League, just a week after the proposal was announced.
Amid condemnation from fans, pundits and players, the English clubs withdrew from the Super League just 48 hours after announcing their involvement.
But the withdrawal has done nothing to stop the anger from fans and rival clubs, who are demanding the clubs be severely punished for their involvement.
The day after the Super League was announced, Leeds hosted Liverpool, one of the six clubs involved, with Whites fans protesting ahead of the game.
And ahead of Sunday’s match at Elland Road, Leeds fans have once again made their opposition to the clubs involved clear by writing an open letter to the FA.
They pinned the letter to the fence of the club shop, calling for the football authorities to “be strong” and not let the likes of the Red Devils “threaten and bully” them.
Highlighting Leeds’ history of suffering points deductions, the letter states that the FA “bottling” such a punishment towards the six clubs would be a “betrayal of everyone in the game”.
The club’s financial trouble was part of the reason for the Whites spending 16 years outside of the Premier League.
And the letter states that this has given Leeds fans “an amazing perspective and appreciation” of the top-flight, while Manchester United has none.
In closing, they demand an “unprecedented punishment” for the six clubs involved in the attempted Super League and call on the FA to “be strong” for the “sake of the stability of the game”.
The open letter in full:
Open letter to The FA – YOU MUST BE STRONG FOR THE SAKE OF THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND! STOP BEING SCARED OF MUFC! Don’t let them threaten and bully you anymore.
LUFC had 10 and 15 puts deducted and 16 years out of the PL because of the behaviour our clubs’ owners, and so don’t tell us “it’s not the fans or players fault, and that the FA cannot and should not punish the GREEDY SIX with points deductions and relegation.” FA – bottling it would clearly be pandering, weakness and preferential treatment for the Greedy Six, and a betrayal of everyone in the game and of the very history of our game. The Greedy Six believe that the FA are too scared of them to punish them properly.
CONSISTENCY AND PROPORTIONALITY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE!
Leeds City are the only team ever to have been kicked out of the League by you, The FA, and that was because of the behaviour of our owners, and when that happened the people of Leeds gathered together as one and United to form Leeds UNITED!
Fail to punish the Greedy Six properly, and proportionately, and then The FA simply look at though they are in existence mainly for the benefit of the Greedy Six and not equally for all in the game. You have to be fair and be seen to be fair, without favouritism, otherwise your role is defunct.
16 years out of the PL has given Leeds United fans an amazing perspective and appreciation for the PL, and we are delighted to be back! MUFC have no appreciation or perspective. THE GREEDY SIX ARE GUILTY OF THE BIGGEST BETRAYAL OF THE FA AND ALL ITS CLUBS AND FANS, IN THE HISTORY OF THE FA AND WITHOUT QUESTIONS THE WORST EVER EXAMPLE OF NOT ACTING IN THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME AND BRINGING THE GAME INTO DISREPUTE, even with their own fans! Unprecedented behaviour requires unprecedented punishment and deterrent!
WITHOUT PROPER PUNISHMENT THEY WILL JUST REGROUP AND DO IT AGAIN, WITH A PROPERLY MOBILISED PR TEAM GATHERED FAN AND MEDIA SUPPORT NEXT TIME!
Why should any of the GREEDY SIX win the League, the Cup or the Champions League and enjoy their big nights in Final’s or winning the League this season when they do not even value any of that!!!!
How insincere and worthless would all that music, partying and fireworks celebrations look to everyone in football! They have undermined the meaning and value of the CL and PL, even for themselves.
FA – YOU MUST BE STRONG! FOR THE SAKE OF THE CONTINUING SUSTAINABLE, LONG TERM, STABILITY OF THE GAME, AND FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE GAME! LUFC MOT ALAW
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