Leeds United have removed a ‘Crowdie’ of Osama Bin Laden and have said they will “ensure there are no more offensive images” at Elland Road.
Thanks @lufc I’m next to Bin bloody Laden!!! #lufc #crowdie #MOT pic.twitter.com/H3z38BxyZg— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) June 24, 2020
The Crowdie was given as an option in lieu of a season ticket refund, and also could be bought for £25. Fans were encouraged to put in a picture of themselves or a loved one. Some people have uploaded pictures of Leeds United legends such as Norman Hunter.
There was always likely to be some people uploading pictures as a joke - whether the joke is funny or not is for you to decide - in Australia’s NRL there were images in the crowd of serial killer Harold Shipman. The club does have to be vigilant to try and prevent any more sneaking through, but it is possible that something else could.
Osama Bin Ladin had many crimes, but one of the much lesser ones was that he actually supported Arsenal.— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) June 24, 2020
Personally, as this is a picture specifically taken to release publicly and Bin Laden is front and centre of it - I am finding it hard to see how this happened. Unless the person who took the picture knew what they were doing, surely no-one would do that?