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Paul Robinson was delighted to see Leeds United players wearing anti-European Super League shirts on Monday ahead of the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp was furious after protests against the ESL were directed towards him and the squad at Elland Road.
He was also unhappy with someone at Leeds putting anti-ESL shirts in the Liverpool dressing room prior to the warm-up [Telegraph].
“If somebody thinks they have to remind us that you have to earn it to go to the Champions League then it’s a joke,” said Klopp.
“It’s a real joke and it makes me angry. If they put it in our dressing room and it was a Leeds idea? Thank you very much. Nobody needs to remind us. Maybe they should remind themselves.”
Klopp’s anger is somewhat understandable considering the ESL was pushed by Liverpool’s owners and them alone, not him and his players.
However, that dig towards Leeds at the end of those quotes sees us lose a lot of sympathy for the German.
Robinson, however, was delighted to see the shirts and the protests outside Elland Road.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It shows a sign of strength and solidarity.
“I know Liverpool have a fantastic fanbase and a relationship with their fans but the fanbase at Leeds is phenomenal.
“We’ve seen the effect fans have on football matches this season, we’ve seen result go not to suit.
“Football is for fans and football is about fans but this Super League is all about greed, it’s all about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.”
With the European Super League now in complete tatters and Premier League clubs withdrawing themselves from the rebel competition and apologising, it remains to be seen what the next step will be in terms of punishment.
Leeds were fined £200,000 for having someone sit in a bush outside of Derby’s training ground.
Let’s see how big a punishment the clubs get for almost ruining European football as a whole.
In other Leeds United news, Jim White and Simon Jordan clashed on talkSPORT when White brought up Leeds fans.