Sam Allardyce slams Leeds United fans, Ally McCoist responds – 'Totally wrong'
Leeds United fans swarmed Elland Road last night as the club was presented with the Championship trophy.
The club had asked fans to stay away but we thought that was going to be ignored by excited supporters and so it turned out.
Leeds consulted local authorities and decided that a short celebration with the fans in an open-top bus was the best way to disperse the crowds.
However, both Sam Allardyce and Ally McCoist slammed the fans and said they should have stayed at home.
Talking on the Breakfast show on talkSPORT (Thursday, 8am), Alan Brazil asked Allardyce if the fans were wrong to turn up to Elland Road.
“Absolutely Alan, as we’re one of the worst in Europe for Coronavirus,” Allardyce said.
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“I think the advice has been ignored and it’s a great shame. You can understand the celebrations but this virus is not over and it’s a long way from being over. And this will spread that virus again.
“The people who went to the stadium might not be the ones that have a problem. They might pass it onto their family.”
McCoist agreed saying, “It’s wrong, it’s totally wrong.
“I nearly said it’s understandable but it’s not. It’s evident in the past few months that some things are bigger than sport. They put people’s lives at risk and it’s not acceptable. You can’t legislate for it.”
We’re not going to criticise Leeds fans for going to celebrate what was one of the most memorable nights in recent history.
We followed the message from the club yesterday and put out a story asking fans to stay away.
We stayed away from Elland Road and watched the trophy celebration on LUTV and we know lots of other fans who did too.
Some fans were angry at the club for letting the players celebrate with the fans after the Charlton game.
However, right or wrong, the club was trying to make the best of a situation that no one could control.
It might be wrong but it was always going to happen.
MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robinson said it was inevitable that fans would turn up at Elland Road and so it turned out.
We now need to draw a line under it, along with Liverpool, and look forward to next season.
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