Leeds United are considered one of the sleeping giants of English football. After a long absence of 16 years in the Premier League, the Yorkshire outfit finally found their way back into the top flight of football – and are sure to not easily give up their status anytime soon.
Despite their lack of major success in recent years, Leeds fans are some of the most loyal and obsessed supporters that one can in all of England.
An instance of such an obsessive Leeds supporter was recently recorded on live television during Sky’s news coverage of the UK government’s altered restrictions on public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UK government has altered their restrictions on public gatherings observing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the government’s plans to alter the gathering restrictions from 17th May onwards – an amendment which will see the people of the United Kingdom finally getting to access pubs and restaurants, and getting to be inside cinemas and theatres for the first time since last March.
Social ceremonies in public will be able to host a maximum of 30 people, while football fans will finally be able to go back to supporting their favourite teams for the first time since last December – football stadiums will be permitted to host up to 10000 fans.
It would take the sharpest of eyes to notice that the stadium shown as a part of the news coverage regarding football fans being back inside stadiums, was actually Elland Road – Leeds United’s home ground in West Yorkshire.
Mark Thompson who works as a package producer for Sky News later admitted in his tweet that he had cheekily managed to sneak in the picture of Elland Road into Sky’s coverage.
Thompson, who boasts of being a “long-suffering Leeds fan” on his Twitter bio must have been delighted to sneak in his favourite stadium into the coverage broadcasted across the country – and is certain to be one of the thousands to access entry into Elland Road when the restrictions finally ease up in May.
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