Manchester United and Leeds release joint-statements condemning chants
‘Such behaviour is completely unacceptable’: Manchester United and Leeds release joint-statements to condemn the sickening chants about the Munich and Istanbul tragedies sung by both sets of supporters
- Manchester United and Leeds have issued a joint-statement on chants from fans
- The clubs have referred to the chants regarding the tragedies as ‘unacceptable’
- The Premier League have also issued a statement addressing these chants
Manchester United and Leeds have issued a joint-statement on ‘unacceptable’ chants from both sets of fans during United’s 2-0 win.
Fans were heard chanting about the 1958 Munich air disaster and the violence during Leeds’ UEFA Cup semi-final against Galatasaray – resulting in two Leeds fans losing their lives.
The statement reads: ‘Both clubs strongly condemn chanting from both sets of fans regarding historic tragedies at today’s game.
‘Such behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will continue to work together with our respective fan groups and the Premier League and other authorities on eradicating it from football.’
The Premier League have also issued a statement following the chants.
Both Manchester United and Leeds issued a joint-statement on sickening chants from fans
The statement reads: ‘The Premier League condemns the chanting heard during today’s match between Leeds United and Manchester United.
‘The League is treating the issue of tragedy chanting as a priority and as a matter of urgency.’
The Munich chants are regarding the Munich air disaster of 1958 which resulted in the death of 23 people – including eight Manchester United players – as the Red Devils were travelling back from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade.
The chants about Istanbul reference Leeds’ 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final against Galatasaray where two Leeds supporters lost their lives after being stabbed.
On the pitch, United scored two late goals to beat Leeds 2-0 at Elland Road.
Marcus Rashford continued his fine run of form by heading in an inviting cross from Luke Shaw and Alejandro Garnacho sealed the win for the visitors by tucking in an effort past Illan Meslier at the near-post.
Erik ten Hag’s side travel to Barcelona for their next game as they look to gain the upper hand in their Europa League tie.
Leeds will travel to fellow Premier League strugglers Everton in a must-win game at the bottom of the table.
The Premier League are treating the issue of tragedy chants as ‘a matter of urgency’
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