FURIOUS Leeds chief Angus Kinnear called on fans to keep up the ‘war’ against the Super League plotters.
Kinnear launched a scathing attack on the Greedy Six — Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.
This banner was on display at Elland Road as Leeds took on Manchester UnitedCredit: EPA
Angus Kinnear launched a scathing attack on the Big Six after the failed ESL breakawayCredit: PA
The Elland Road CEO warned it “would be naive to believe the threat has been extinguished”.
He also took a damning swipe at champions-elect City, claiming that Leeds’ shock 2-1 Premier League win at the Etihad earlier this month was “the catalyst for creating their own league where they would never have to be inconvenienced with the spectre of on-pitch failure again.”
Kinnear labelled the Snakey Six’s owners a “disgrace” as they “cowered at home” while managers and players were left to “defend the indefensible”, slamming their “astonishing INGORDIGIOUSNESS*”.
There are fears the Dirty Half-Dozen will be back to try it again, as banners outside Elland Road demanded points deductions even relegation for the saboteurs.
In hard-hitting programme notes ahead of Sunday’s 0-0 with bitter rivals Manchester United, Whites CEO Kinnear wrote: “This week’s battle against elitism may have been won but the war needs to be relentlessly and vigorously fought.
“The fact that the whole Leeds fan-base has been united by the brilliantly impassioned words of Gary Neville illustrates how desperate the plight of European football became.
“The audacity of a resurgent Leeds, an ambitious Aston Villa, a brilliantly managed Leicester City, a Champions League-bound West Ham United and an Everton with bold stadium plans have clearly overwhelmed the self-proclaimed ‘Big Six’.
“The timing of their plan combined with the turmoil of a global pandemic was not coincidental; it was deeply cynical, and the clandestine plotting of fellow Premier League shareholders made it all the more seditious.
This banner was flown over Elland Road before kick offCredit: AFP
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“These clubs are great institutions . . . but they deserve custodians who share the belief in the football pyramid and the abhorrence of the prospect of pulling up the drawbridge to create a sporting cartel.”
Football fans may have united this week but two Red Devils fans were forced to flee Elland Road before kick-off.
“JonnyUtd” tweeted a picture of himself with two Leeds fans holding up a “Love United, Hate Glazer” placard. But he then said: “I got an extremely hostile reaction and we’ve had to leave for our own safety. We got abuse immediately on site.”
Old Trafford legend Neville again attacked his former club and the other five.
He raged: “There has to be legislation passed through Government.
“The Government are the only people who can stop this. Last week, and it was severe language, I called it an attempted murder of English football. And ‘sorry’ doesn’t wash. It has gone past sorry.”
Just as for the 1-1 draw with Liverpool last Monday, the Elland Road stands displayed a giant sign which read: “Earn it on the pitch. Football is for the fans.”
Though yesterday there was no repeat of Leeds fans chasing the opposition bus as they did to Jurgen Klopp and his outgoing champions.
But before this goalless snoozefest began, a plane flew over the ground with a banner declaring: “£2billion stolen #Glazers out”.
Behind the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road there were more angry signs.
One, in an open letter to the FA, said: “The Greedy Six are guilty of the biggest betrayal of the FA and all its clubs and fans. The worst ever example of not acting in the spirit of the game.”
It continued: “LUFC has ten and 15pts deducted and 16 years out of the PL because of behaviour of owners.
“So don’t tell us it’s not the fans’ or players’ fault, and that the FA cannot and should not punish the GREEDY SIX with points deductions and relegations.
Fail to punish the Greedy Six properly, and proportionately, and the FA simply look like they are in existence for the benefit of the Greedy Six and not equally for all.”
In the same programme as Kinnear’s notes, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa said: “Football belongs to everybody.
“The real owners of football are the ones who love the badge and without them football would disappear.
“Any decision that attacks all the people that are fans of football and privileges only one sector, is staking the future.”
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