It is racist to pick on a kid because you think he looks Chinese but more ironic to say we’re from Leeds implying our support is local……it isn’t we rely on a global fan base. If you think this is acceptable behaviour you have a problem
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,” says Manchester United’s group managing director Richard Arnold in an exclusive interview with Xinhua @ManUtdpic.twitter.com/Fy0BMyqHzO
“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.