‘RIP LFC’: Leeds fans take aim at Liverpool with chants and banners at Elland Road
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Groups of Leeds United supporters have made their feelings with the recent behaviour of upcoming opponents Liverpool crystal clear this evening, ahead of the showdown between the clubs.
ESL casts shadow
Monday’s sole Premier League fixture is of course set to take place at Elland Road shortly.
The meeting in question will see Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites welcome top-4-chasing Liverpool to West Yorkshire.
The historic clash, between two of English football’s most beloved clubs, however, has been completely overshadowed by fan backlash and disgust over the last 24 hours.
This of course comes after the official plans for a breakaway ‘European Super League’ were dropped on Sunday night.
The widely criticised proposition has received the backing of twelve of the continent’s biggest clubs, including tonight’s visitors to Elland Road – Liverpool.
European Super League confirmed as 12 clubs announce new breakaway competition https://t.co/SSPDUbX7oK
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) April 19, 2021
Amongst the most vehement protesters against the ESL have unsurprisingly been fans, both of the clubs involved in the proposed breakaway, and those set to be left behind.
And, as outlined above, it is individuals belonging to the latter category who, on Monday night, have moved to make their feelings with the behaviour of Liverpool, and more, crystal clear.
Ahead of the fast approaching kick-off at Elland Road, a series of banners have been unveiled, insinuating that the Reds no longer exist as the club they once were:
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) April 19, 2021
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) April 19, 2021
Explicit cries and chants have also begun to mount, amid tense scenes on Monday evening:
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 19, 2021