Date: 18th June 2019 at 6:34pm
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Whilst racism at football grounds on the whole isn’t as bad as it once was, there are still a few incidents that dominate the news headlines, most notably Raheem Sterling during Manchester City’s visit to Stamford Bridge back in December.

A report by the Press Association (via The Independent), has shown that during the seasons 2014/15 to 2017/18 Leeds United supporters came joint second in the country when it came to arrests related to that had racism as an ‘aggravating factor’ with 15 such incidents along with fellow Championship side Millwall. Manchester United came top of that list with 27 such arrests.

In a statement about the report, Leeds United were quick to show their support for the footballing authorities on the matter, saying that they “are committed with the help of the FA, EFL, Kick it Out and police to do anything we can to eradicate this vile issue from the game.”

In response to news, Leeds United fans took to Twitter to show disgust at their own fans for being caught up in this report, whilst others didn’t seem to think that the numbers made it seem like much of an issue, given how minutely small the minority is in the grand scheme.

 
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One Reply to “‘Makes me feel sick’, ‘Not exactly proud company’ – These Leeds fans react to troubling news”

  • Perhaps they are looking at this from the wrong direction. Perhaps this an indication that our club are more willing to drive it out rather than just ignoring it?

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