Fans of Leeds United have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which highlights footage from Sky Sports News, in which Jim White reports that Leeds players, coaching staff and senior management have taken a wage deferral for the foreseeable future.
After a remarkable campaign so far, Leeds United currently top the Championship table, having amassed 71 points from 37 games.
However, due to unforeseen circumstances, all football in the country has come to an abrupt halt, leaving many clubs concerned about their future, having lost the usual income of match-day revenue.
While the Premier League is currently in discussions with its players regarding a pay decrease throughout the break from football, and so far, getting nowhere, Leeds United became one of the first English clubs to voluntarily differ their players, coaching staff and senior management’s wages, so that the club could continue to pay all non-playing or coaching staff throughout the break.
Leeds director of football Victor Orta stated on the matter: “My players have demonstrated an incredible sense of unity and togetherness. To Marcelo [Bielsa] and his staff and all of the players, we thank them for putting our wider team first and taking care of family.”
In reaction to the reports, which were relayed on Twitter here, fans have flocked to have their say on the matter, with many praising Bielsa and his players for their selflessness, while others have stated that this is the reason why they love Leeds United.
You can see more of their reactions below:
This is why I love my club 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/xV7jFSedlI
— Wayne Garnett (@waynesnodin92) April 5, 2020
Me too proper family club all looking after each other
— Jude LUFC Healey 💙💛 (@JudeLufc) April 5, 2020
No where near enough people talking about this, this was 10 days ago now!
— Stuart Lusted (@YattonStu) April 5, 2020
What a club I support.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇮🇪
— mick coughlan (@revie61) April 5, 2020
Makes you feel proud when teams in big league going cap in hand to government MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) April 6, 2020
— lazeyhazey (@lazeyhazey66) April 6, 2020
You know something they are a good honest set of lads, I look at the things they do for the community and I have the utmost respect for them irrespective of football. MOT
— David Roberts (@DavidRo84812157) April 6, 2020
One fan even stated that they are surprised that they aired it on Sky Sports, which could relate to the fact that Leeds have had a previous incident with Sky Sports.
Surprised they actually aired this
— Snowy 🏴 (@ChrisSnow1892) April 6, 2020
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