Many Leeds United fans have reacted to an article on the various Premier League promotion and relegation claims made by fans, pundits and footballing officials.
With football at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, the outcome of England’s top two divisions remains in doubt. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds sit top of the Championship table as things stand, having bounced back in style following a play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County last season.
On the verge of sealing an automatic promotion to the Premier League, fans of the Whites will be nervously waiting on a decision regarding the outcomes of the Premier League and Championship.
Graham Smyth, who works as a journalist for Yorkshire Evening Post, has shared an article featuring comments made by the club’s chief executive Angus Kinnear on the matter, gaining a rapid response from numerous Leeds fans. Kinnear looked at the various claims on how the season should unfold given the circumstances, calling various claims ‘Machiavellian’.
Angus Kinnear responds to ‘Machiavellian’ Premier League promotion and relegation suggestions.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) May 15, 2020
These Leeds fans on Twitter gave their take on Kinnear’s remarks:
Every word is spot on, particularly like him pointing out that footballers will be going back to safest work places possible,anymore moans from certain top level players about ‘risking their life’ should be dismissed for what they are,totally irrational,time to get on with it!
— Eamonn (@etmcg78) May 15, 2020
Get on with it ? Are footballers not human ? Are they immune from this ? Are they not only protecting themselves but their families too? You have same opinion on mental health too? They are right to be concerned. The virus still out there. Hence why we in lockdown still.
— peter-maurice (@petermauriceuk) May 15, 2020
Regardless of what they say, when it comes down to it:
Hull, Wigan, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield, Stoke, Birmingham, Sheff Wed, Reading, QPR will not want to play.
I can’t blame them.
Currently safe, play games & they could be relegated.
— Andy Leatham (@leedswhiterose) May 15, 2020
Tuff isn’t it can’t just refuse to play because your scared of been relegated that’s ridiculous and will just the show the true colours of some clubs
— Neil Huntington (@wallyhuntington) May 15, 2020
I think the Bundesliga will have a big sway on what happens,I do think though that clubs in the premiership should worry about health of there players only and not mouthing off about relegation and promotion which is not there decision.Our club =class fans don’t want money back!!
— Steve Evans (@Steveev90012527) May 15, 2020
Always a superb, well worded and thoughtful piece. Another excellent appointment when we brought Angus in
— Pete Vickers (@petevickers) May 15, 2020
Brilliantly measured words, right balance of heartfelt and humour through out that piece.
— Niall wright (@Niallwright5) May 15, 2020
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