Leeds United fans have hit back at Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown for saying it would be a “hollow victory” if the Whites are awarded promotion via points-per-game.
Since all of this began, Leeds have had the stance that they want to complete the season by playing out all nine of their remaining fixtures.
As much as we want to see the Whites back in the Premier League, we want to see them doing it without anyone saying that it was never a proper promotion and was handed to them on a technicality.
Lansdown has suggested, as quoted by LeedsLive, that Leeds and West Brom are being brave to say that they want to complete the season on the pitch, adding that it wouldn’t be a proper promotion if it happened via PPG.
“We fancy our chances of getting into the play-offs and having a crack at getting into the Premier League, I think from a Leeds and West Brom perspective, perhaps they’re being brave by agreeing to it but like anybody else, it’s a hollow victory if you don’t get it by completing all the fixtures,” said Lansdown.
“We’re contracted at the beginning of the season to play home and away against the other 23 clubs, we should try and do that. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we should do that before anything else.”
Leeds fans have taken issue with Lansdown’s comments.
People at Bristol City always seem to have something to say about the Yorkshire giants and it usually always gets Leeds fans talking on social media.
Not everyone is happy with Lansdown saying it would be a hollow promotion but, isn’t he right?
His exact words are why Leeds have taken the strong stance that they want to play their last nine matches. No one wants to be accused of winning a promotion they do not fully deserve.
That hasn’t sunk in with some fans though and here is a selection of their tweets:
Why do Bristol city have a weird obsession with us? https://t.co/0vod5OiAV4
— GW (@george_lufc10) May 26, 2020
who cares what that loser thinks!
— Kukkaburra Kid (@AndrewGaunt10) May 26, 2020
Steve this obession with us cant be good for you're health.. Back in your box! https://t.co/uUrYHa0XSb
— Matt (@MWJS82) May 26, 2020
His teams season is hollow 🤣
— neil perry (@67neil) May 26, 2020
His opinion means nothing,lost all my respect after supposed "spygate" incident.
— Philip Darley (@PhilipDarley1) May 26, 2020
Why do Bristol have this weird obsession with us?
— Jack (@JackTugwell) May 26, 2020
Oh that hypocrite again
— Tricky🃏 (@rpatz1919) May 26, 2020
Absolutely obsessed with us isnt he. What do people from other clubs not understand…… WE WANT TO PLAY ON we dont want it give to us
— Matt Ski (@dzialowskimatt) May 26, 2020
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