Leeds United sent a deplorable, victim-blaming email to a fan who was abused during the draw with Plymouth.
Football teams, particularly Leeds United, should be making every effort to address issues of abuse in the stands, abuse of players, and abuse of officials, as these behaviors seem to be reaching unprecedented levels of depravity at this time.
A Port Vale supporter stormed onto the field to chase referee Craig Hicks during the League One match between Portsmouth and Port Vale on Saturday, January 27, in a nasty spectacle that shouldn’t be happening in 2024.
Football teams must be firm and resolute in denouncing such terrible circumstances when they occur.
That’s why a very upsetting rumor about Leeds’ 1-1 FA Cup match with Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (January 27) has been circulating on social media.
With the account @El_Loco_Jo, Jo posted on Twitter, saying, “I’ve never gone to a #lufc game and wanted to leave after 15 minutes and never come back! That’s a 42-year first! Up until this point. ALAW? Nope. After a full hour of nonstop insults, physical and verbal abuse, and threats, one of them with his head in my face, the game came to an end.
Of certainly, there is enough evidence of both verbal and physical violence to justify an investigation.
“We would have definitely dealt with this in real time, so we are a little sad that this surfaced after the game. This is not the kind of behavior we accept. Even though it is very challenging to engage with people after the fact, we must deal with them immediately in order to obtain witness accounts and video proof. At the next game, one thing we’ll do is keep an eye on this area and these seats.
What am I sorry for? This is kind of a shameful response that will just discourage people from reporting such instances in the future. It is victim-shaming.
First off, reporting issues isn’t always simple when