I believe it was only yesterday that I said we hadn’t heard the last of this Burma fiasco and, well, that’s certainly been proven right.
Okay, so, admittedly I probably didn’t need a crystal ball to make such a prediction and, being honest, I’d rather have been wrong instead of the controversy rumbling on.
Today’s development, then, is that five Leeds based Labour MPs have written a letter to Andrea Radrizzani asking him to call off the tour – as per Phil Hay on Twitter:
Five Leeds-based Labour MPs write to Andrea Rardrizzani asking him to reconsider Leeds United’s tour of Burma: pic.twitter.com/hS9gBhtjts
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 27, 2018
Certainly, this situation is really starting to generate a lot of publicity – as we should have expected – and the more I think about it, the more I can see it getting hooked.
Whilst we wait for the response, though, let’s take a look at the reaction from our fans:
yet fifa and uefa state politics have no part in Football?
— catchynametaken (@catchynametaken) April 27, 2018
Kept quiet though when Bates, GFH and Cellino mismanaged us …..
— Ty (@NOHSPUT) April 27, 2018
Is it local elections soon by any chance ?
— Foz (@chrisfozard) April 27, 2018
A sad time when parliament shows more common sense than a football club…
— Jamie Nut (@jamie_nut) April 27, 2018
i dont understand what the problem is, we are bringing football to the people, not holding guns to kids heads for a laugh.
isnt football supposed to bring joy to people? politics have no place here.
— AntLUFC (@Wiltonboy5) April 27, 2018
Good! He's in danger of damaging the good relationships he has built with the local council.
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) April 27, 2018
Don't understand some of the replies. Yes modern football's a money-grabbing shadow of it's former self, but surely there's something to be said for fans demanding their club rise above this and take an ethical stand for once.
— James Clarkson (@jmsclrksn) April 27, 2018
No lives are worth risking just for a PR stunt and to make Rizla a few bob. Call it off now while you can.
— Steve Owen (@LMS55ENORMANTON) April 27, 2018
If it's annoying this many MP's, then already something good has come of it. All aboard the Burma Banter Bus.
— Gregg Irwin (@greggleeds) April 27, 2018
It’s just all gone to pot hasn’t it?
You’re not telling me that the club didn’t expect such a backlash either? Because if they overlooked the repercussions that is almost as worrying as going on the trip in the first place.
I think we’re heading for another Radrizzani climbdown.
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