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Police aware of Leeds fans’ tweets of potential attack on Norwich team bus

Reports have emerged in the last 24 hours that West Yorkshire Police are aware of tweets made by Leeds United fans of a potential attack on Norwich City’s team bus for it’s arrival at Elland Road next weekend.

It’s set to be a huge top of the table clash as Marcelo Bielsa’s side sit just one point ahead of the Canaries, who are in second.

However, trouble by ‘fans’ have already been planned as recent tweets suggest they are planning to give the same reception as when Liverpool fans gave to Manchester City last season, when bottles and fireworks were thrown.

It said, as quoted by Eastern Daily Press: “Remember when the Scousers turned up en masse to welcome the Man City team bus to Anfield? A week on Saturday, I’m kinda thinking Norwich need some of that at Elland Road so they can see just how much we mean business.”

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The tweets, which had the hashtag #WelcomeNorwich has since been deleted, however at the time it was out for everyone to see, some people were up for the idea and that they “make it happen”.

It is said that the West Yorkshire Police are aware of the tweets and have been in contact with Leeds United.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are aware of social media posts regarding this fixture and are in contact with Leeds United as we are for all matches at Elland Road.

“Appropriate policing plans and resources will be in place for the game on February 2.”

City’s chief operating officer Ben Kensell said: “Working with the assistance of Leeds United and the Police following intelligence from them and concerned supporters about possible safety threats to our team coach made via social media, we have taken extra security precautions. We are looking forward to the match and obviously we want our players, staff and supporters to enjoy the game safely and in the right spirit.”

 

As expected, supporters from both teams have criticised as well as mocked the tweets and idea – take a look at what they had to say on the next page.

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