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Patrick Bamford Gave One Of The Best Interviews Ever When Asked About The European Super League

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Patrick Bamford Gave One Of The Best Interviews Ever When Asked About The European Super League

Patrick Bamford gave an articulate, spot-on interview when asked about the European Super League after Leeds United's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match - which saw the Leeds players warm up in T-shirts with 'Champions League: Earn it' written on the front - Bamford claimed there wasn't one football fan who was happy about the shocking news around the breakaway league.

The Leeds striker also questioned where the same uproar was for tackling racism within the sport.

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"From what I've seen on Twitter, I haven't seen one football fan who's happy about it," said the 27-year-old.

"Football's for the fans. Without the fans, football clubs would be nothing. It's important we stand our ground."

"It is amazing the uproar and it is a shame it isn't like this with other things, like racism.

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"It's something we talk about but it's not a big distraction - once you get on the pitch, you're not thinking about it.

"We're like fans really; we're in shock. Without fans, football is nothing, so it's important we stand our ground and show that football is for the fans and try to keep it that way."

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Before Monday night's draw between Leeds and Liverpool, fans of both clubs joined forces to protest the Super League - which was shockingly announced on Sunday with 12 founding members, including six from the Premier League.

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The 12 founding teams involved in the Super League include six from the Premier League. Liverpool are joined by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.

The English clubs are joined by a trio from Serie A in AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus; as well as three from La Liga: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

There has been a widespread backlash against the decision with UEFA threatening to sanction the teams involved, while football fans have largely turned on the clubs involved.

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Featured image credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Liverpool, European Super League, Premier League, Leeds United, Patrick Bamford

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