A Leeds United fan has gone viral after buying a Manchester United ticket at a charity auction for no reason other than to burn it.
We know some football fans will go to great lengths to express their dislike for other teams and their supporters, but not many are willing to spend £500 on a posh hospitality ticket for a game at their rivals’ home ground simply to set it on fire.
The video was filmed during a charity auction in Yorkshire where the expensive Man United tickets were put on the list as a joke. Then, like any true Leeds fan would, he figured the best thing to do would burn them and dispose of them in the bin.
As you can see, once the printout with the tickets on them is set alight, the room full of Peacocks begins chanting “we are Leeds!” and applauding.
@thehootleeds At least it was charity? 🔥 #leedsunited #manchesterunited #manunitedfc #leeds #manchester #footballtiktok #leedsunitededits #manutd #premierleague ♬ original sound – Thehootleeds
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I mean, football fans are used to burning lots of money going to games, just not quite like this.
Naturally, it’s split opinion on social media, with many Whites (or fans who simply don’t like Man United either) quickly commenting “fully endorse this”, “good work” and “500 quid goes to charity. Don’t see the problem”.
On the other hand, plenty of Reds have labelled it “embarrassing” and argued that the ticket could have gone to a young fan, someone who is ill or simply can’t usually afford to go to the game.
On the other hand, it literally just likes like an A4 copy of the tickets, so it’s not like they couldn’t just print out another set.
Featured Image — @dwlufc88 (via Twitter)