What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, Leeds United were winning the FIFA Fair Play award after Marcelo Bielsa instructed his players to let Aston Villa score.
That controversial moment came after Leeds scored when Villa thought they should have put the ball out of play.
The moment was posted up on the Sky Sports Twitter page last week and they said, “It was absolute chaos at Elland Road! Have you ever seen anything like that before?”
And we agree. Sporting integrity like that is a rare commodity in football.
MINUTES OF MAYHEM
🔴 El Ghazi
⚽️ Adomah (but not if Jansson can help it 🤚)
😳 Terry vs Bielsa?
It was absolute chaos at Elland Road! Have you ever seen anything like that before?
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 28, 2019
And plenty of Leeds fans are now calling Aston Villa out for hypocrites as one of the six teams who want relegation taken off the table before they’ll vote to resume the season.
That could potentially mean Leeds missing out on promotion after dominating the Championship all season.
One Leeds fans put it perfectly when he said, “Where are their lectures on sportsmanship and morals now? Practise what you preach.”
Others were more direct with one supporter saying they were an “absolute disgrace” and another calling all the clubs involved “snakes”.
Hopefully, the rebel clubs won’t get their way on Monday, the Premier League will stand strong and Project Restart will get voted through.
These are unprecedented times and if that means playing in neutral venues, then it’s the same for everyone.
We say Villa should do their talking on the pitch and let their players do what they’re paid to do. And they should think back to the fuss they made about that incident just over 12 months ago.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans…
"It's morally wrong"
One year later, Villa are refusing to finish the season unless relegation is cancelled.
Where are their lectures on sportsmanship and morals now? Practise what you preach.
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) May 4, 2020
You got to love seeing the Premier League’s bottom clubs all teaming up to restart the league just to avoid relegation and prevent Leeds and WBA going up.
— 🧢 (@NathanLUFC__) May 4, 2020
Have you ever seen 6 bigger snakes all in one place? 🐍
— LeedsShirts.co.uk (@leedsshirts) May 4, 2020
— Dan Samme (@DanSamme) May 4, 2020
Loooooool using a pandemic to keep your prem status wow
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) May 4, 2020
Wait a minute. They’re open to do it, but don’t want to be relegated? If you do it, do it properly or not at all. Likes of Norwich, Villa etc who would benefit from Prem money for a second season via this is a joke. #LUFC https://t.co/RcuGTpNIFV
— Jordy Phillips (@JordyP1993) May 3, 2020
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