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Leeds and Man Utd condemn offensive chanting in joint-statement

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Leeds United and Manchester United released a statement in the aftermath of the latter’s 2-0 win at Elland Road condemning offensive chanting from both sets of supporters.


Songs referencing the 1958 Munich air disaster, which saw 23 people lose their lives, and an incident in 2000 that saw two Leeds fans stabbed to death by Galatasaray fans were audible during their Premier League clash.

The fierce rivals were pitted against one another for the second time in four days after Premier League fixture rescheduling, with their encounter on Wednesday finishing in a 2-2 draw after Leeds had taken a shock 2-0 lead.

“Both clubs strongly condemn chanting from both sets of fans regarding historic tragedies at today’s game,” a joint-statement from both clubs read.

“Such behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will continue to work together with our respective fan groups and the Premier League and other authorities on eradicating it from football.”

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho sealed all three points for Erik ten Hag’s United this time around, and extended Leeds’ miserable run of Premier League form.

The Whites are without a win in their last nine Premier League games and are currently without a manager after dismissing Jesse Marsch last Monday.

90min understands that talks with former Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder will commence in the coming days, with Carlos Corberan, Andoni Iroala and Arne Slot having ruled themselves out of the running to take over.