Fans of Leeds United have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays comments made by Harry Kewell after the former Leeds midfielder moved to Galatasary in 2008.
Kewell signed a two-year contract with the Turkish side as a free-agent in 2008, following the expiry of his contract with Liverpool.
However, at the time of his signing with Galatasaray, Kewell came under criticism from fans of Leeds United, as the former Australian international was part of the Leeds side when two of their fans were killed in clashes before a UEFA Cup semi-final against Galatasaray in April 2000.
Ray Fell, then chairman of the Leeds United Supporters’ Club, said at the time: “It’s his career and his choice to make, but many Leeds fans will express their regrets. It’s disappointing, to put it mildly. Time has passed but there are people in Leeds close to the two lads we lost who will find it harder to move on.”
In response, Kewell stated: “It was a tragic thing in football but we can’t live in the past. I am happy and I hope everyone else can be too There were a lot of other clubs out there but this is perfect for me. Galatasaray wanted me from the start. The facilities are great. It’s a fantastic city and I’m willing to learn.”
After the former midfielder’s remarks resurfaced on Twitter recently, fans of the club have flocked to have their say on the matter, with many still outraged at Kewell’s comments, while others have claimed that his words had ruined his legacy at Leeds.
You can see some of their reactions below:
Never understand Kewell on this. Unforgivable, and what a disaster for his legacy at Leeds.
— Chris (@Chris_CD2010) April 6, 2020
Horrible, horrible man! Never forgive! Never forget!
— Gary Casson (@CassGaz) April 6, 2020
The words of a Judas right there
— Soph💙🤍💛 (@SophieAlice91) April 6, 2020
@HarryKewell you were a legend @LUFC and people loved you?
After what happened in Istanbul and with Galatasaray why on earth would you go there !
You must surely have massive regrets so sad u went ! Surely Chris and Kevin families deserve your thoughts after that shameful event.
— Yarders (@yarders68) April 6, 2020
This comment is unreal. He obviously did not understand how committed to each other Leeds fans are and if you don’t get that then you aren’t Leeds. May he one day feel the sadness our club feels over Chris and Kev.
— CBM Primate (@CBMPrimate666) April 6, 2020
Shame on you @HarryKewell
— darrengilmartin (@darrengilmartin) April 6, 2020
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