The government announced on Monday that fans can return to football stadiums when the national lockdown finishes on December 2 – and Leeds United fans have reacted to the news on Twitter.
Up to 4,000 fans can return to stadiums as long as they’re not in a high-risk area.
Some Leeds fans are absolutely thrilled with the news, although some are worried that Leeds will be announced as being in Tier 3.
Boris Johnson is set to announce which cities are in which tier on Thursday.
A maximum of 4,000 fans are to be allowed at outdoor events in the lowest-risk areas when the national lockdown in England ends on 2 December.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 23, 2020
Other fans are wondering how the 4,000 fans will be selected and while there’s been no official news yet, an earlier plan from Leeds was to do it via a ballot.
One fan had a brilliant suggestion saying, “If somehow 2,000 are allowed back into ER, priority should go to whoever attended a game under Dave Hockaday.”
If Leeds is in Tier 1 or 2 it will mean a lot of fans will miss out but just getting any fans back into Elland Road will be incredible. Imagine how much noise 4,000 Leeds fans can make.
One fan said it was the “best news in months!” while another said he was “crying tears of joy”.
Whatever happens, it’s definitely a big step in the right direction and it could end up being the best Christmas present Leeds fans have had.
Here are the best reactions to the major news…
crying tears of joy slows https://t.co/9cbzh2gk7a
— Jack Cornes (@Jackclufc) November 23, 2020
— Parker (@lufcparker) November 23, 2020
Mental that I’m praying we are allowed 4,000 in for the scum game #Lufc
— Lee (@LufcLee19) November 23, 2020
— Linus Fransson Mörk (@LinusMork) November 23, 2020
The Government is set to announce that fans will be allowed to return to football grounds after lockdown.
Tier 1 – 4,000
Tier 2 – 2,000
Tier 3 – 0
— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) November 23, 2020
— David Watkins (@DaveLUFCWatkins) November 23, 2020
How special is that first game back at Elland Road going to be! #LUFC
— Ben (@Ben_Spencer_x) November 23, 2020
GET ME BACK IN THAT STADIUM!!! #LUFC
— Kim Farrally 💙💛 (@Kimmie230688) November 23, 2020
Twitter #LUFC will be gold when they announce how 4000 people will be selected! Get the popcorn in!
— The Pudsey One (@nigelbarker1971) November 23, 2020
Up to 4,000 fans allowed back into football stadiums from next week.
There's a real target for Manchester United#Lufc
— Stewart Lee (@stewartelee) November 23, 2020
If Leeds is in tier 1 or tier 2. I DO NOT envy the person/people who have to decide who gets to go to the games. Fantastic that at least some people there but good luck with deciding. #lufc
— Michael Baxter (@Marceloleeds) November 23, 2020
— DΣΛN 🥇🏆 (@Hero_Dean) November 23, 2020
I'm sorry but I just can't see Leeds fans back in stadium for January 🤷♂️ unfortunately idiots can't follow simple rules and now we wait longer 😴 #lufc
— J•G🇮🇨😷 (@lufcxjack2) November 23, 2020
— ell (@lufc_ellie) November 23, 2020
If somehow 2,000 are allowed back into ER, priority should go to who ever attended a game under Dave Hockaday #LUFC
— Kurtis Steele🏆 (@FaxBrony) November 23, 2020
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