‘It’s a shame Super League reaction not mirrored in racism fight’


Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford like many others, is no fan of the proposed European Super League and admits that big issues such as racism aren’t taken as seriously in the world of football.

“It is amazing the uproar [about the Super League] that comes into the game when someone’s pocket is being hurt. It is a shame it isn’t like that with other things going wrong at the moment, like racism,” said Bamford after Leeds earned a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Monday evening in the Premier League.

Racism has been problematic in football and wider society for years but has been superpowered by social media platforms that allow people to anonymously spew slurs toward players online.

“It is amazing the things they are talking about. I can’t comprehend. We are like fans. We can’t believe [the Super League proposal] and don’t know what is going to happen,” Bamford told Sky Sports.

“We are in shock. From what I have seen, I haven’t seen one fan who is happy, and football is ultimately about the fans.

“Without the fans football is nothing and it is important we stand our ground and show football is for the fans,” concluded the Leeds striker.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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