MOT View: Phil Hay slams Sky Sports for 'out of order' Leeds incident – it must not happen again
Phil Hay has slammed Sky Sports after the broadcaster played “Leeds are falling apart” almost on loop throughout the last televised game against Stoke.
Leeds fans couldn’t believe that Sky insisted on playing the song as part of the fake crowd noise put out on the TV broadcast.
The song was played consistently despite Leeds playing at home and regardless of what was going on during the game.
It started playing as Leeds were awarded a penalty in the first half and then again once Mateusz Klich had put Leeds 1-0 up.
Talking on The Athletic, Hay said, “I know it’s a bit of fun but it seems a bit out of order to me.” Hay is bang on here.
Sky may have taken umbrage about the Leeds song that is regularly sung at Elland Road but we don’t think that means they should take this sort of action.
It might be a bit of fun for Sky but seeing as they make more revenue from Leeds than any other side in the Championship, this seems to be completely wrong.
It wound a lot of Leeds fans up, who took time out while watching the game to slam Sky on Twitter.
And now all eyes (or ears) will be on the Barnsley game on Thursday.
This is the game that could see Leeds secure promotion and it would be completely wrong for Sky to repeat their shenanigans.
We say, fun or not, this must not happen again and hopefully the producers at Sky Sports have got the message.
We have a reasonable sense of humour but this is a hugely important time for the club.
Leeds United aren’t there to amuse a few Sky employees and we think that if their bosses found out, it would be banned immediately.
Two words for Sky: grow up.
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