Leeds United fans were dreaming of a Whites Christmas, with strong speculation that Leeds was going to be put into Tier 2 in the latest government review.
That would have meant fans getting back into Elland Road for the home game against Burnley on December 27.
However, those hopes were dashed when the announcement came, with Leeds staying in Tier 3 – as relayed by Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth – and Elland Road’s doors staying locked to supporters.
Leeds remains in Tier 3.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) December 17, 2020
It’s a very contentious subject but it’s safe to say that the majority of Leeds fans aren’t happy, with one saying, “It’s insane! We have a lower rate than London when they got put into Tier 2.”
London has now been placed in Tier 3 as well, along with Manchester – and that means no fans for United in the massive game on Sunday at Old Trafford.
They had been hoping to get 2,000 fans in for the first time this season.
That’s the only upside to what is a thoroughly depressing bit of news ahead of the festive break.
Fans were initially hoping to be back in November, after missing out on Leeds getting promoted at the end of last season.
Now? The hope will be that the vaccine rollout can speed up the proper return of fans before the end of the season.
But, at the moment, there’s no real light at the end of the Elland Road tunnel and these fans are not happy…
— Al Barrie (@White_Rose_Al) December 17, 2020
London showing us their positive test numbers pic.twitter.com/e0K843mADQ
— Macs Dickinson (@MacsDickinson) December 17, 2020
Cheers Graham, kids are crying!!
— The Flying Potato 💙💛 (@thorpnie01) December 17, 2020
It’s insane! We have a lower rate than London when they got put into Tier 2
— ⚪️⚪️LuFc_MoT⚪️⚪️ (@LuFc___MoT) December 17, 2020
What a joke.
— Nicholas (@NicholasNsround) December 17, 2020
— mightywhite92💩🏠🏆🐟🍟 (@mightywhite83) December 17, 2020
— DIE FOR THE CAUSE (@Anthony27424072) December 17, 2020
Disgrace. They treat the north like rubbish.
— DBA (@YORKSH1RE1) December 17, 2020
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