Leeds fans can’t believe what they are reading after Neil Harris suggested the club get away with things on a regular basis following the missile incident on Saturday.
Harris implied that the Leeds fans fall foul of EFL rules on a regular basis but for some reason avoid punishment, saying “Is it common at Leeds? Do they get away with it? I don’t know.
“Various players get hit by coins, bottles and lighters. It is not acceptable in football grounds. Messages are sent out asking fans not to do it. Everybody has got a duty of care to stop that happening across the nation. It’s going to take a serious incident for it to happen and that’s not what we want to see.”
Leeds have already been given two sanctions by footballing authorities this season with a £200,000 fine for spying on Derby County training sessions, and an additional £5,000 fine for a touchline altercation when the side met Bolton.
Fans were particularly peeved at the comment implying Leeds are allowed to get away with things more than other clubs, after their hefty fine surrounding ‘spygate’ which technically didn’t break any rules.
On the whole Leeds fans were bemused by Harris’ quotes after the weekend as the general consensus at Elland Road is that the club are hard done by rather than treated lightly.
Here’s what Leeds fans had to say on Twitter…
200k fine for standing on a path. Get away with things ??
— Rich N (@RLN1990) April 2, 2019
Just like we got away with standing on a public footpath? He’s actually so rattled.??
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) April 2, 2019
???seriously? A £200k fine for standing on a curb?
— Debbie young ?? (@Debyoung76) April 2, 2019
You’ve got to be kidding me!!!!!!!
— Matt Standish (@MattStan4) April 2, 2019
Neil Harris quote “United benefited from lenient treatment by the authorities, saying clubs like Leeds “get away with huge calls at this level”.
Yeah we got away with Spygate 200k fine for standing on a public path/road watching Derby train through a chain linked fence!
— Wayne Monaghan (@White_never_red) April 2, 2019
Neil Harris saying we get away with things because we are a big Club, completely ignoring that just last month we were fined £200,000 for breaking no rules at all ?? #LUFC
— Matt. (@MattJLufc) April 2, 2019