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Leeds United: Fans flock to news surrounding club’s charitable gesture

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Leeds United fans have been reacting to a gesture that the club has made following their recent postponed game in the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men were scheduled to take on Aston Villa at Elland Road on 28th December, however, due to health issues within the Leeds camp, the game was postponed, with no new date as yet announced.

Not only did the postponement mean changes for matters on the pitch, but it also changed things off it as well, as food that was prepared for the game needed to go somewhere else to save it going to waste.

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As a result of that, the club announced that they were donating the food to charities in the local area, stating: “Around 2,000 pies (chicken balti, peppered steak, cheese and onion and meat and potato), hundreds of sandwiches, as well as eggs, vegetables, salads, and fruits, were distributed to or collected by volunteers at St George’s Crypt, St Vincent’s Homeless Shelter, St Anne’s Resource Centre and Holbeck Foodbank.”

The news was relayed to fans on the club’s Twitter page, where they were overcome with emotion and joy regarding the club’s act of kindness:

“Brilliant to see! The best of Leeds putting in the work and showing how to be true champions of our community. Lovely to are Yorkshire Community Spirit and the team doin good deeds.”

“I love this club. Pure class @andrearadri
“Slight silver lining.”
“Superb that, well played everyone”
“Well done to my club – extra proud MOT”
“That’s my club”

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This was certainly a very thoughtful gesture indeed and a good use of initiative to make sure the food went to good causes.

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