Date: 24th April 2021 at 1:40pm
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Leeds United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest comments made by Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa concerning the European

This comes after Leeds journalist Phil Hay shared a post on his official Twitter page relating comments made by Bielsa during his latest press conference ahead of the club’s Premier League clash against Manchester United at Elland Road.

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On the subject of the ESL, that saw Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and the two Manchester clubs sign up to join last weekend before they all pulled out after a huge backlash, Bielsa said that altering the rules to prevent it happening again is more important than punishing the six English clubs previously involved in launching the ESL.

Bielsa also said that this has opened a “good opportunity to look at the problems in football in a global sense.”

This post from Hay then gathered a lot of replies from Leeds fans who were quick to share their thoughts on the matter.

So, what did these Leeds fans have to say in response to Bielsa’s comments about the European Super League?

“Tbh phil premier league should have him as an advisor to sort this out. He would get it right”

@eddieleeds1

“I cannot fathom why people don’t like bielsa when he speaks like this. Never known anyone speak so much sense. Always gets it right on every issue” 

@MarkoConnor27

“Nah dock em points next season. I’d say 10”

@N65590035N

“In Bielsa we trust.”

@ritafromrovrum

Exactly what I would expect from Marcelo Bielsa. Much more class than most, including me. I think they should get a points deduction for next season. #lufc #MOT

@ThruItAllLUFC

This is dead right from him. We’d probably all like to see them punished but it’s not going to happen realistically but if a rule change can mean this issue is put to bed permanently and all the (primarily) US owners can all get used to the idea then that wld do for me #ESL

@JamesMRowlands

“Need to be repercussions but Bielsa is right, safeguarding the game is primary. IMO they should be allowed to compete in the UCL but should no longer have representation at political level and broadcast revenues should be reallocated away from the 12 clubs in future settlements”

@DavidTreasure9

Looking at the replies to this post from Hay, it appears that these Leeds fans are mostly in agreement with what Bielsa had to say about the ESL and what the potential aftermath of the situation should be in terms of improving the current structure.

Do you think the big six clubs should be punished?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In our view, it seems that Bielsa’s view of the bigger picture seems to be more focused on making it better rather than figuring out what potential punishment the relevant clubs could get.

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