Yeah, this may not have been the brightest idea.
Whilst it’s always nice that clubs do their bit to help fans out with pre-season games, especially the ones that are incredibly far way, it seems that there’s a limit to how much goodwill a gesture like this can bring before fans start getting annoyed, with fans complaining about the cost.
£8 is an absolute joke. Disgraceful.
— Mike (@yonyteboah) July 16, 2019
Just using the fans. £8 to watch a preseason friendly is a joke, even if we are playing against scum
— Luke (@MrLukeEdd) July 16, 2019
8 quid for a pre season friendly ???? can’t afford any players ????
— GE○RGE (@GEE_ORGY) July 16, 2019
Lol charging £8 to watch a pre-season friendly in the middle of a work day on an app that barely works. Classic Leeds #LUFC
— ChrisO’R (@ChrisOR7) July 16, 2019
£7.99 for a friendly. You keep milking those fans. Stay classy Leeds
— Dirty Leeds (@Dirty_Leeds94) July 16, 2019
£8 to see phillips snap pogba in half is a right deal tbf
— ???? (@ellandread) July 16, 2019
Although, there is one part of the deal that I think is pretty obvious to see why Leeds fans aren’t exactly bouncing for joy over.
It was announced in the statement on the club website that “Due to the broadcasting restrictions in place on the fixture, supporters should be aware the live match coverage will carry MUTV branding.”
Given the fierce rivalry that has surrounded the fixture in the past, even a minor detail like having a Man Utd badge in the corner of the screen was enough to get these Leeds United fans mad at the whole thing. Even madder when you consider that they have to pay for it.
I wouldn’t even watch a free illegal stream with MUTV branding on it, so I ain’t paying £7.99 to do so.
— Dan Drake ???????? (@Drakey21587) July 16, 2019
— zz9zsa (@zz9zsa) July 16, 2019