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Leeds fans left reeling after Elland Road radio prank

On Sunday afternoon, Leeds United lost the Championship Play-Off final to Southampton on a brutal afternoon at Wembley. The Whites had the better of the chances on the day and came close a couple of times through Daniel James but their fans were ultimately sent home feeling sorry for themselves after yet another play-off failure.

Leeds will now have to wait at least 12 months to re-establish themselves as a Premier League club and their fans now have a long summer to endure before they can begin their assault on promotion once again.

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Leeds are set for another year in the Championship after losing the Play-off final on Sunday – Photo by Icon Sport

Leeds fans mocked on the radio

In the meantime, they are going to have to eat plenty of humble pie as opposition fans queue up to rub their noses in it. The ribbing has already begun as last night, a football fan rang up a national radio station to aim a public dig at Leeds and their fanbase.

The radio station was taking song requests and one came in from a fan claiming they were seeking a special song for a person named ‘Ellen Droad'. The song that was requested – Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division.

The tune has been used by opposition fans to mock Leeds fans for some time now with the words being changed to ‘Leed are falling apart again' in reference to the club's tendency to collapse from strong positions.

Fans respond to radio request

The radio request went down very well with the football community on social media with many taking great pleasure from the recording. One fan posted: “Now that is how you end a season on a high note. Pettiness we can all get behind.”

Another fan said on X: “Whoever did this deserves the world. Superb.” A third added: “That's won the internet today!”

The response to the video perhaps shows that Leeds United truly are one of the most hated clubs in England, something that their fans often take great pride in.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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