I’ll don some particularly delicate gloves for this topic because it’s always been a very contentious one. But with the majority of official football accounts (clubs, players and pundits) embracing the social media blackout this weekend in a united front against racist abuse, it has prompted a particularly interesting question. Leeds United player Kiko Casilla...
Actually, I’ve been a fan since the 1992/3 season as a 7-8 year old meaning I’ve spent 29 years a lover of the club. So why is the website called “I Hate Leeds”?
Well, that’s because we’ve been a bit rubbish for a long while now. We’ve been bought, sold, thrown into administration, danced with success and then stripped of all our assets.
I hate Leeds because every season I’m excited and confident, yet most weekends my hopes are dashed. If you look inside your heart, you’ll find that you hate Leeds a little bit too.
So who am I?
I’m a 36 year old man who grew up on a diet of Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister and David Batty. My teens were based around Mark Viduka, Olivier Dacourt, Alan Smith and the Champions League. Now I’m a Gaetano Berardi fan first and foremost, though I’ll fight you if you suggest Marcelo Bielsa isn’t the finest man alive.