A lot of Leeds United fans have flocked to a post from Phil Hay, which has quote-tweeted a post from news journalist Paul Waugh who claims that Health Secretary Matt Hancock has appeared to indicate that the city of Leeds would be going into the Tier 2 level of restrictions, which means that 2,000 fans can return to Elland Road for the club’s home games.
The current three-tier system means that places designated in Tier 2 are allowed up to 2,000 fans into their ground, and it looks as if the signs are that the Whites will be allowed to welcome supporters at some point soon.
This has delighted these Leeds fans, who are hoping that they will be one of the lucky few who are allowed in.
What did these Leeds fans think of this news?
Great news. Genuinely think second half v West Ham might have played out differently with some fans there. They’d have pushed the team on a bit.
— Phil Harrison (@MrPMHarrison) December 14, 2020
My dream of seeing Burnley in the flesh lives on ?
— Mark (@connor_mjc) December 14, 2020
See you at elland road Phil
— SJH ® (@SJHSPORTS) December 14, 2020
Oh to be one of the lucky ST holders that gets picked ??????
— Katherine (@KLS_91_) December 14, 2020
— amelie ? (@ameliegracex) December 14, 2020
Are you happy with this?
No, waiting for official confirmation
Other Whites fans, though, are not sure that this will happen or stay like this for long.
I will believe it when i see it
— Robert Cooper (@robertus632) December 14, 2020
It’s the whole lock down / release cycles. We’ll be back into tier 3 in jan at some point….tier 2 doesn’t work at keeping the rates down as we can see from those regions heading for tier 3….
— Indy Bansel (@IndyBansel) December 14, 2020
There are currently 10 Premier League clubs allowed fans, but with the news that London is moving into Tier 3 and therefore not allowed fans, the number of clubs could be set to fall, so Leeds being allowed fans back in would be some good news.
We hope that this tweet from Waugh turns out to be correct, and the Whites can welcome fans back to Elland Road to see their team in the flesh for the first time this season.