Leeds United fans on Twitter aren’t sure about the potential takeover of the club by Qatar Sports Investments due to the effect it may have on the club’s identity.
The Yorkshire outfit have for years prided themselves on having one of the most raucous atmospheres in English football at Elland Road due to their passionate fanbase, and certain fans are fearing that it would be lost if the club were taken over by the oil-rich group.
Signing world-renowned superstars would certainly bring more tourists to Elland Road, and that may not be a good thing for people who have backed the club for years throughout their darkest times.
There are also plenty of concerns about the human rights violations that the Qataris are reported to have fallen foul of in recent years. Supporters on social media were quick to bring up the ethical implications if the club were sold to QSI.
A takeover by QSI would redefine the club’s future, but the Twitter reactions down below aren’t so sure it’s for the best…
Completely unpopular opinion l know but – not for me. Don’t want us to sell our soul to the Middle East money men. From what I see they all have a morally foul code of conduct. Much rather get greater investment from the more open and already involved SF49s. What will they think?
— Sean Emmett (@MorcarsHill) May 26, 2019
I hope this isn’t true. This isn’t us. #lufc
— Siobhan. ?? (@sgallag90) May 25, 2019
People wanting this to happen should have a think first. Putting aside the country’s appalling status I’d hate us to be turned into a plastic club with unlimited money and no soul. I want players who want to play for us not the ones who want the most money.
— PaulMak (@pmak27) May 25, 2019
Oh no. That’s it then☹️ The death of football as we know it. The moment our ‘star striker’ is on 1000000 a month and elland road is now the Prince Mohammed oil king stadium, resembling a spaceship (like spurs?) I’m done……still, we can always set up AFC United of Leeds
— Simon jones (@Simonjo68856162) May 25, 2019
I can see the obvious appeal but just look at Man City now, once a club that had a passionate fan base. Now, mild applause when goal number 4 hits the net in an FA Cup final. Simply ‘winning’ isn’t what it’s about.
— Tiddy (@PureLeeds) May 26, 2019
Don’t want to become a soulless club like PSG or City.
— James (@jrdeacon) May 26, 2019
Have to say not sure on this .
— Kieran (@Droghedaboy) May 25, 2019
nah I’ll take oblivion and “being Leeds” thanks x
— Zippy Hornmonster (@ZippHornmonster) May 26, 2019