Much like royal celebrations, it looks as though Leeds aren’t just keeping to one celebration when it comes to commemorating their anniversary.
As well as releasing a special 100th year commemorative kit for the year, it seems Leeds are going for a much more permanent fixture to mark their centenary year, by introducing ‘Centenary Square’. The key part of the new instalment though, will be the opportunity for fans to purchase bricks which will go alongside the most famous names and moments in Leeds United’s history.
The club say that “Centenary Square will give fans the opportunity to etch their name alongside every player who has pulled on the famous white shirt for Leeds United since 1919.” Whilst bricks next to the most popular names in Leeds history such as Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles and John Charles will be prime real estate, whether or not fans will want to have their names placed next to such divisive figures such as Alan Smith and Rio Ferdinand will remain to be seen.
Whilst you might think fans would be clamouring over each other to get their hands on this piece of history, it seems a lot of Leeds United fans are sceptical about the whole process.
Some thought that the whole thing was purely a money-making exercise for the club, whilst others weren’t sure if they were happy with the ‘every player’ part of the project…
Are we trying to get around FFP by selling bricks then?
— Oh hello! (@EamoV1) July 15, 2019
The opportunity to etch my name alongside Scott Wootton’s? You’re spoiling me now.
— Neil Royce (@royceylufc) July 15, 2019
All just a money grabbing scheme this
— Reggie (@Reggie_wray2001) July 15, 2019
Save the money for bielsas statue
— Ryan (@Ryan18129239) July 15, 2019
— Harvey Goodwin (@HarveyGoodwin13) July 15, 2019
— Paul (@Psych_Squirrel) July 15, 2019
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 15, 2019
Surely we wont put bellusci name up or any or the charlton six
— Andy Hurst (@a85hurst) July 15, 2019