Leeds United fans were left reeling at one point this afternoon after watching Stoke City supporters sing ‘Galatasaray’ in the stand next to them.
Police officers and security from the top of the stand to the bottom, separating the two sets of fans to avoid any potential trouble.
That that didn’t stop the mischief Potters lot from using their voices to try and rile up those in the away end.
Watch the clip uploaded by @LewisDeighton17 for yourself below…
It was in relation to the 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence between the two sides which sadly saw two Leeds fans stabbed. Four men were arrested and charged with their murders.
This has been used to antagonize Leeds fans and reportedly has been used by Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall and Manchester United fans. The latter brought banners to Leeds games referencing the murders.
In 2009, a Millwall fan was banned from The New Den for life after taunting Leeds fans about the events whilst wearing a Galatasaray shirt. Galatasaray fans used similar chants before their UEFA Champions League match in 2012 against Manchester United.
It is the second time (known to us) that it has been sung and caught on camera this season after it was heard during Leeds’ Carabao Cup First Round clash against Salford City. Sky Sports were forced to make an apology.
Oh my god, when you hear it 😶 pic.twitter.com/1ozvzfNClo
— Alfie (@adlperk_) August 13, 2019
The game itself saw the pressure on Stoke manager Nathan Jones’ job increase after his side picked up yet another defeat, leaving them still bottom on the Championship table.
Leeds continued their unbeaten run with thanks to goals from Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski and Patrick Bamford to remaining top the league.
The opening goal didn’t come until the 43rd minute, Dallas got on the end of a through ball from Pablo Hernandez to find the net.
Five minutes after the restart, the Whites doubled their lead when Bamford played a great ball across the face of goal for Alioski to tap in.
Bamford got on the scoresheet for himself, hitting in the rebound of an Alioski shot that was palmed by Stoke goalkeeper Adam Federici, who replaced dropped Jack Butland after his horror show in midweek.
After hearing what was chanted at the game or saw it via a video on social media, fans took to voice their anger, at the Stoke fans and also the police for not doing much about it, though we’re sure faces have been captured and words with the clubs will happen.
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