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Leeds United Statue Defaced

On the night of the 10th anniversary of Billy Bremner’s passing, the statue erected in his honour outside Elland Road was spray painted blue with a tag left hinting that it may have been a Huddersfield hooligan element that carried out the attack.

Staff were on hand to clean up the 9ft high statue ahead of Leeds’ League One fixture against Huddersfield Town, with a number of individual supporters and groups laying tributes at its base.

Despite the mindless idiocy of the few, it was still to be Billy’s day as Leeds went on to thump their Yorkshire rivals 4-0 with goals from Jonathan Douglas, Jermaine Beckford (2) and Tore-Andre Flo.

When asked about the blatant vandalism, Leeds United manager Dennis Wise had a blunt and simple message to the perpetrators:

'I'd just like to say 'Up yours. You deserved everything you got today. I'm sure it was some dope who has come along and decided to be funny.

'We weren't happy about that and you don't disrespect a player of that calibre. People like that are just idiots.

'We don't need things like that in football and we don't want things like that in football.'

United captain Jonathan Douglas admitted that the damage done to the Bremner statue added to the determination of the squad to come away with all 3 points: 'We were told about the statue just before kick-off, and it's a disgrace.

'We were already fired up for the game, but that made us even more fired up. You don't go around doing things like that.'

I would like to add to Wise and Douglas’ opinions with my own. I hope the mindless idiots that defaced a statue that was put up in honour of one of the greatest players this country has ever seen enjoyed their Saturday afternoon. In case you weren’t at the game you may wish to know that the match finished Leeds United 4-0 Huddersfield Town.

I also hope that Huddersfield Town fans now realise that Leeds United, West Yorkshire Police and the Football League were right to restrict the ticketing allocation to just 1,700. Lets face it if we can’t even trust you to behave with that number, why should we have ever given you more?

No matter what those of you involved did, you certainly didn’t ruin Billy’s day.

Anyone who has information should contact Holbeck Police Station on 0113 241 4659.

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Date:Monday December 10 2007

Time: 3:06PM

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Awful behaviour.. Huddersfield- scum.. Just a way of getting some attention. BILLY BILLY BREMNER!
Complete *****ers. Obviously trying to start some kind of trouble at ER, which was avoided thanks to the overwhelming Police presence. I fear the return fixture may not be so well policed, and trouble maybe inevitable after this...
Agreed Milky, not seen you much on Vital Leeds so I will say...welcome!
I think we will take loads more than allocated for our short trip to Huddersfield.
this website is so childish. i don't get it why leeds are so annoyed by us doing this one thing, did they just expect there to be no violence or strupidity at all? its a taste of there own medicine, i heard that when they lost to carlisle they chased carlisle fans around the town centre and there was other stuff they did at tranmere cheltenham bournemouth forest etc. now you no how it feels! i just pray to god that you don't destroy our sweet town! oh yeah and the result flattered weeds
real giant terrier
Nobody said thatLeeds haven't done wrong though I worry about your I heard sentiments. Even your own Vital Ed admits it was a stupid thing. The result may have flattered, but we got the 3 points with 4 goals to no reply!

Looks like we have our first Terriwhinger!
Okay, Maybe smash a pub window, BEat someone up... Not disrepect a legend like that.
Perhaps next time they can just kick a few bus windows in eh ted?
real giant terrier painting our statue of billy will not make Huddersfield better than Leeds. If you want to give us a taste of our own medicine try betting us 4 - 0 in the return game. Can't quite see it and it will probably be your last chance to play us for another 20 years.
real giant terrier, enjoy it while you can coz we`re leaving this little league soon and your lot can stay and visit the league 1 away grounds for years to come!
huddersfiel are f.u.k.i.n scum
huddersfield s.cum cant belive you did tht to a legend !! cant wait tilll we see you lt agen ! cum on thn !
RGT, you call us childish and then you condone the actions of a mindless few. Enough said!
dou rekon we gonna beat walsall lads !
my prediction LEEDS 2-0 WALSALL come on lads
why did huddersfield have to do tht 2 a legend !!
Thats Quiite Pathetic Tbh..2 Such A Player Whoo Leeds Supported Through Hiis Playiing Days.

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