Leeds United fans on Twitter are fuming after Sheffield United players were filmed singing a chant about their club during the open top bus parade celebrating their promotion to the Premier League.
The Blades players were broadcast drinking beer and chanting “Leeds are falling apart again” to the tune of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. The chant has been used for many years to mock the Whites and their tendency to start seasons well before falling off.
The chant may never have been more fitting than this season as Marcelo Bielsa’s side failed to win any of their final four games, allowing Sheffield United to clinch promotion to the Premier League, whilst the Whites were resigned to the playoffs.
Leeds fans were understandably frustrated as their bitter rivals rubbed in the fact that they had beaten them by finishing in second.
Supporters took to social media to share their annoyance at the Blades players’ actions.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on Twitter…
— Dave Caird (@djcaird85) May 7, 2019
— Nicky ?? (@reckoner29) May 7, 2019
All respect for Sheff Utd gone I wasn’t too bothered about them going up I thought fair play but after seeing the amateur celebrations it proves how another tin pots club made it to the so called big time @SUFC_tweets
— Martyn Jones (@JonesMartyn) May 7, 2019
Absolutely disrespectful to fellow professionals the #PFA should step in here
— stuart LUFC (@stuartbrown405) May 7, 2019
Quite simply – pathetic
— steve archer (@sarcher59425351) May 7, 2019
Fans singing it I understand but I find it quite disrespectful amongst fellow professionals.
— white riot?? (@whiteriot1992) May 7, 2019
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) May 7, 2019
— LUFC OZZY (@AdamOzzy) May 7, 2019