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‘Class’, ‘Brilliant’ – Many Leeds United fans excited as Angus Kinnear aims subtle dig at PL clubs

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Leeds United CEO Angus Kinnear has aimed a subtle dig at a number of Premier League clubs over recent suggestions made about relegation and promotion in a column which has drawn an excited response from fans of the Yorkshire club.

It has been more than two months since the EFL season was suspended and it seems as if we’re moving closer to a potential return.

Both the Premier League and EFL held key meetings this week to discuss issues relating to the return of the game, with the Championship and the top flight both eyeing to get matches back underway in early June.

There have been suggestions, including from the Brighton owner, that given the unusual circumstances the threat of Premier League relegation should be removed this season, while Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has argued that should be the case if the Championship is not completed on the pitch and the top flight is.

In his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Kinnear addressed those suggestions and aimed a dig at some top-flight clubs over their stance on the matter.

He said: “It seems likely that any return to play will be done against a media backdrop of clubs continuing to publicly champion obstacles to the league’s completion and, if it can’t be concluded, why leagues should be expunged [or relegation and promotion abandoned] as opposed to being decided on sporting merit.

“To date, this has included trying to set the brilliantly audacious precedent that Premier League teams shouldn’t have to play matches if they don’t think they can win them and the equally Machiavellian suggestion that a team could refuse to be relegated if they believe that the promoted team is not deserving of being their replacement.”

The Leeds CEO also heaped praise on Whites supporters for their reaction to an update about season tickets and to his staff following a recent meeting about returning to work.

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Kinnear’s comments have been very well received by fans of the Yorkshire club, many of whom took to Twitter to voice their thoughts.

Read their reaction here:


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