Sky Sports have made an apology to viewers after chants of ‘Galatasaray’ and Jimmy Savile were heard during Salford City’s clash with Leeds United last night.
The Carabao Cup clash ended up seeing Marcelo Bielsa’s side comfortably win 3-0 thanks to goals from Edward Nketiah, Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich.
Around the 28th minute mark, with the game goalless, the name Galatasaray was sung to taunt those in the away end.
Oh my god, when you hear it 😶 pic.twitter.com/1ozvzfNClo
— Alfie (@adlperk_) August 13, 2019
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.
Also at the Peninsula Stadium last night, chants on Jimmy Savile were also heard, which forced Sky Sports to apologise.
They said: “Apologies if you were offended by anything you heard in the last few minutes.”
Though one fan claims “friendly reminder it wasn’t savile it was Gary Neville”, as can be seen in the video below…
— Nathan📸💙💛 (@lufcvlogger) August 13, 2019
After listening to the chants, fans took to give their reaction, some shocked and others amused – see what they wrote on the next page.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more Championship notifications!
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