The Athletic journalist Joey D’Urso has slammed the brand making Leeds United‘s charity NFTs after they published a press release appearing to pre-empt the Whites’ relegation.
Leeds are currently 17th in the Premier League table, two points ahead of Everton having played a game more. It is a precarious position to be in, undoubtedly, but Jesse Marsch and co still have plenty of time to turn things around and remain in the top flight.
However, the NFT-related company, which is making the virtual images to show support for the people of Ukraine, appears to already believe the club has been relegated, stating in a press release that Elland Road is the “fourth-biggest (stadium) outside the Premier League”.
D’Urso was quick to pick up on the error, writing on Twitter, “Absolute howler from the company making Leeds United charity NFTs… Or maybe they’re just very pessimistic about the next three weeks…”
TIF Thoughts on the mishap
Indeed, Leeds are in a difficult position as it stands. In the next two games, they will play Arsenal and Chelsea, hardly the kind of fixtures you would pick when in such a situation. With Everton having one game more to play and an arguably easier run-in, the Whites could soon find themselves in the bottom three.
Will Leeds stay up?
That is not the case yet, however, and it is certainly not an idea that anyone at the club should be entertaining. It seems the company in question was only looking to show the importance of Elland Road, but that has ultimately backfired. Hopefully, this can be looked back upon as a simple mistake, rather than a prediction of Leeds’ immediate future.