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Paul Robinson has said that while he hopes Leeds fans can stay away from Elland Road when the Championship restarts, he suspects a minority will head to the stadium.
The remaining nine games for Leeds are going to be played behind closed doors, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men homing in on a return to the top-flight for the first time since 2004.
Leeds have been deemed ‘high risk’ in a report in the Times and it could see some of their games played in neutral venues.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “You don’t know, you’d really like to be able to trust people.
“But then you read the newspapers about the beaches in Cornwall over the weekend.
“I live in a beautiful place here and the amount of people here has been absolutely unprecedented. The way people aren’t social distancing and the way they’re ignoring all the guidelines that have been set out, it’s terrible.
“There are 50 times more people here than normal because it’s a really nice place for a day out. The car park was overflowing.
“That will happen at football grounds – you’d like to think not but you don’t know.
“I suspect a minority of fans will turn up, unfortunately.”
As we get nearer the Championship restart, we’re sure that Leeds will start communicating with fans and urging them to stay away.
If they’re ignored it could have a really detrimental effect on the side.
However, it’s a numbers game. With tens of thousands of fans, it only takes a small minority to ruin it for everyone.
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