Club urges fans to show their support in the right way

Club urges fans to show their support in the right way

Fighting against antisemitism and any other form of discrimination.

The support from the Leeds United fanbase always helps to create an incredible atmosphere, both at Elland Road and away from home.

As ever, we would just like to remind fans of their responsibilities in keeping all support and messaging positive, whilst in the stands at games and online.

A small minority of fan bases have in the past tarnished some fixtures by using antisemitic chanting, noises, and gestures – offering justification of opposition fans using specific terms as a form of identity.

We must make it clear that there is no place for such behaviour at Leeds United Football Club, regardless of its use by supporters of other clubs or its inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary, whereby definition the Y-word is described as “derogatory and offensive.”

Discriminatory actions or language, including racism, homophobia and other forms of religious discrimination, have no place anywhere in football or society and everyone associated with Leeds United is proud to be part of an inclusive and diverse club. Our players, staff, fans, and visitors come from such a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, including the Jewish community, and we want to ensure that everyone feels safe and valued at all times.

We would like to urge all of our supporters to think about the words they use and show their support in the right way, at Elland Road and any other ground around the country. 

A message of support from various official Leeds United Supporter Groups: