EFL chairman Rick Parry gave an explosive interview to the DCMS select committee on Tuesday and covered a wide range of subjects pertaining to Leeds United.

Talking specifically about Leeds, Parry said it was “premature” to say whether Marcelo Bielsa’s men should be awarded the Championship title if no more games could be played.

As quoted by BBC journalist Simon Stone, Parry did put a hard stop on the Championship saying that it would have to be finished by July 31 at the latest, but added the plan was still to play games in all 71 stadiums.

Not even the Premier League is attempting that.

Pulling forward from there it’s obvious that the Championship would have to resume by mid-June if all the remaining games are to be played.

If not, the question of awarding Leeds the title will begin in earnest.

Some Leeds fans have taken to these updates badly, with one saying, “The stitch up begins!”

However, to be fair to Parry, he was out batting Leeds’ corner today in the main. He put out a very strong statement to the Premier League, threatening legal action if three teams weren’t relegated from and promoted to the top flight.

And, to be fair, it is too early to proclaim Leeds as champions.

The aim is still to play the remaining games in the season and 99% of Leeds fans would prefer to win promotion on the pitch.

If and when that becomes impossible, then we can talk about promotion and titles.

However, as one Leeds fan pointed out, supporters don’t really care about the title. Having the trophy would be nice but this is all about promotion. If Leeds went up in second then fans wouldn’t really care whether they’re champions or not.

We think Parry talked a lot of sense today and showed true leadership – this is what the Leeds fans made of it…

In other Leeds United news, ‘We’re hearing’ – Jim White claims Championship clubs readying for ‘civil war’ with Leeds


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