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    Fans of English football team Leeds United have been accused of racism after showing off a confusing chant that referred to a rival fan as “Chinese.”

    The moment, which was caught on video, occurred after Manchester United beat Leeds United (4-0) in a “friendly” match at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia on Wednesday.

    In the video, two middle-aged Leeds fans are seen interrupting the interview of a young Manchester fan by chanting, “We’re all from Leeds, you’re all Chinese.”

    The Manchester fan, who is not even Asian, is left bemused.

    Image via Twitter / @StretfordPaddck

    A Manchester fan account called Stretford Paddock posted the chant video on Twitter, writing, “Disgusting to see that Leeds fans use casual racism like this. It’s not on. #KickItOut #NoRoomForRacism.”

    The post has received more than 180,000 views, leaving users confused or convinced that it was racist.

    As some have pointed out, the chant only appears to highlight how Manchester has fans all over the world. And apparently, it also suggests how Leeds must have none.

    Manchester United is one of 20 clubs in the Premier League, the top level of the English football league system. The team claims to have over 107 million followers in mainland China.

    “China is a hugely important part of the world for Manchester United,” managing director Richard Arnold told Xinhua Sports. “Over a hundred million of our family of fans live here.”

    On the other hand, Leeds United is one of 24 teams in the English Football League (EFL) Championship, regarded as the second-highest level after the Premier League. It’s unclear how many Chinese fans the team has.

    Featured Images via Twitter / @StretfordPaddck

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