By Adam Walker
So I wake up on Friday morning, do my usual routine of having my breakfast and looking online at the latest sports news. I look first towards my beloved Leeds United and I see a Yorkshire Evening Post report that Red Bull are interested in investing in us. Throughout Friday afternoon I've been looking at various views online of Leeds fans. I must say I'm shocked at the amount of people who are willing to sell the tradition and soul of the club for money.
Leeds United is one of the most famous clubs in the UK and famous all across the world as 'Leeds United'. What baffles me is that when some fans see the money they think it is the best option for the club. Sure, I'm sure the money through sponsorships and advertising would be extraordinary, however would you really take pride in our club if we were called the Leeds United Red Bulls who played at the Red Bull Arena?
I know us lot would probably still refer to it as Elland Road but I believe it tarnishes the clubs identity. We would no longer be a football club, we would just be a part of a franchise. Not the identity we previously had.
Red Bull's colours are red, yellow and blue. I wouldn't want red anywhere near our kit. You've got to stick by traditions in football, especially with a club like Leeds United who often reminisce of years gone by with the full white kits.
As Leeds fans you would be asking yourself do you want more money and no identity or some money with your identity and dignity intact. I know what I would choose. I just hope these reports and rumours aren't true as I believe the Leeds United image and identity should always remain the same.
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