👏 We’re underway towards the Merseyside Reds at Elland Highway!
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 19, 2021
It’s a joke that has been doing the rounds for a number of hours earlier than kick-off, however it’s very ballsy from Leeds United’s social media individual nonetheless. We approve 100%.
Joke context: Liverpool are one of many six English golf equipment who’ve signed up for the doomed and despised European Tremendous League. Merseyside Reds refers back to the soccer online game Professional Evolution Soccer, which for a very long time didn’t have the licences to make use of the actual names of English golf equipment; till 2016, Liverpool had been identified in iterations of the sport as ‘Merseyside Purple’.
Leeds gamers additionally wore ‘Earn It/Soccer is for the followers’ T-shirts earlier than kick-off, which actually didn’t seem to impress Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp:
Leeds United wore these warmup shirts earlier than dealing with Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/ih6OPhvQeq
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 19, 2021