Yes, you read that headline correctly. A Leeds United supporter has been handed a ban for lifting his child in the air whilst celebrating a goal.
The photo of him doing so inside Elland Road during their fixture against Birmingham City went viral on social with many loving what they were seeing.
— Kristian Clark (@kristianclark1) October 19, 2019
The club have banned the fan who held their baby up in the air from home and away matches, until their match against Hull City on the 10th of December.
A letter that the father received read: “Suspension letter. As a result of you entering the ground with your baby, then displaying your baby to the away spectators from the South Stand Upper, you are suspended from attending matches home and away until the Hull match.
“This is not only a safety issue but totally irresponsible, putting the baby at risk on a number of levels. Leeds United Football Club takes the safety of children very seriously and not only should you have been in the family stand with your child, but you should have not brought a child of this age into the ground at all.
“If you have any queries regarding this, please email email@example.com, yours faithfully Sue Watson, safety officer, Leeds United.”
After reading the letter, fans took to debate whether it was the right decision, but also whether what the father was doing was right or wrong – see those tweets on the next page.