These Leeds fans split about news Radrizzani considering QSI offer
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani is considering an offer from Qatari Sports Investment (QSI) for a stake in the club, according to the Times.
Radrizzani has claimed that outside investment from QSI could result in Leeds competing with the likes of Manchester City, who have dominated English football in recent years.
On the surface, that sounds amazing for Leeds, however, not all the fans are happy about taking money from QSI.
You can split fans into two camps. Those who want to see Leeds back at the top table whatever the cost, with one saying he’d sell his own gran for that to happen.
Others would prefer Leeds to earn their way there and not to take “blood money”.
It’s an interesting debate and one that ultimately comes down to whether you can split sports from politics.
If you can do that then you just want to see your team succeed. If not, there’s an issue.
And this goes beyond politics into money. The days of teams being able to grind their way up into the upper echelons of the Premier League are gone. If you want to succeed at the top you need big outside investment and even then there are no guarantees.
It’s an issue that’s split Leeds fans down the middle – here’s a good sample from them today on Twitter:
Please sell to QSI Mr Radz, QSI will make us great again. Us fans fave suffered long enough. Please help us get back to where we belong in the top 4 team again. Thank you Mr. Radrizzani for everything that you've done for our great club. You will be a legend if you sell to QSI.
— Nige Co (@CashCow156) October 14, 2019
You've got to go with Qsi if we want to really compete
— Reggie Thornton (@Reggie48Raymond) October 14, 2019
Chop my hands off and throw me in jail for flashing some shoulder, get the Qatar money in.
— Gaz Sowerby (@GazSowerby) October 14, 2019
If Radz sells us to QSI all will be forgiven for his lack of investment in the first team. We need something like this to compete at the top level, or at least get there first. Bring it on. But ever the pessimist, I’ll wait and see first. #lufc
— Batesy (@batesylufc2) October 14, 2019
If its @QSI We'll become just another vanity project, whitewashing some dodgy middle Eastern dictatorship.
— (((Richard Naef))) (@Triumph69) October 14, 2019
The human rights abuses are just the tip of the iceberg.
beIN employ Ricard Keys & Andy Gray. Horrific
— Mags (@deadbloke) October 14, 2019
Really not keen on #qsi – major questions around human rights abuses and let’s face it – their money comes from environmentally catastrophic sources
— Nathanael (@nathanaeluk) October 14, 2019
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