Leeds United-mad Sky News producer Mark Thompson has revealed he ‘snuck’ an image of Elland Road into the new channel’s COVID coverage on Monday evening.
On Monday, the government set out plans for life to return to normality in the next four months with Premier League clubs able to welcome up to 10,000 fans into their stadium for the final day of the season.
Clubs will be allowed to run their stadiums at quarter-capacity or 10,000, whichever is smaller, and that means Leeds fans could watch their side play West Brom on May 23.
As Sky News explained the government’s ease into normality, they used an image of Elland Road to show the plans for football fans to return to stadia across the country.
Speaking via his personal Twitter account on Monday night, Thompson said: “Managed to sneak Elland Road in to our coverage this evening, though it’d have taken a sharp eye to spot it.”
Managed to sneak Elland Road in to our coverage this evening, though it’d have taken a sharp eye to spot it. pic.twitter.com/cJTJKDyPy3
— Mark Thompson (@SkyNewsThompson) February 22, 2021
A historic day?
By the time West Brom make their way to Elland Road on the final day of the season, they’re likely to have had their relegation confirmed.
Leeds won promotion alongside the Baggies last season but the tale of the two clubs since then could not be more different.
While West Brom will no doubt be down in the dumps and probably just playing for pride, Leeds could go playing for a spot in the top-half or a spot in Europe if we’re lucky.
It would be a fitting way to end the season if fans are allowed back into Elland Road to support the team in person, sing Marching on Together and paying tribute to the one and only Marcelo Bielsa.
It could be a great day but let’s not get our hopes up just yet because all of the dates the government have set out are subject to change and are only guidelines at this point.
We’ve already seen how quickly things can change like the plans at Christmas and the U-turn on sending kids back to school last month.
It would be amazing to get back into Elland Road for a select few fans but May is a long way away at the moment.
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