October 3, 2023

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Leeds, Man United condemn tragedy chants by rival followers

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Leeds, Man United condemn tragedy chants by rival fans

Leeds and Manchester United condemned “completely unacceptable” chants by rival followers about tragedies involving each golf equipment throughout Sunday’s Premier League match at Elland Road.

The Premier League additionally mentioned it might deal with the problem as a “matter of urgency.”

The recreation, which United received 2-0, was marred by some Leeds followers goading United supporters with chants in regards to the Munich air catastrophe on Feb. 6, 1958. Some United supporters taunted the house crowd with chants in regards to the dying of Leeds followers in Istanbul in 2000.

“Both clubs strongly condemn chanting from both sets of fans regarding historic tragedies at today’s game,” Leeds and United mentioned in a joint assertion. “Such behavior 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 echoed the condemnation.

“The League is treating the issue of tragedy chanting as a priority and as a matter of urgency,” it mentioned.

The Munich crash resulted within the deaths of 23 folks, together with eight United gamers.

Two Leeds followers had been killed on the eve of its UEFA Cup semifinal match towards Turkish crew Galatasaray.