Lots of Blades fans have been reacting to some rather interesting news regarding their European hopes.
According to a report in The Daily Mail, teams within the top ten of the Premier League wrote a letter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, insisting that Manchester City stay banned from European competition.
The only two clubs outside of the top ten to not join in the letter were, unsurprisingly, Manchester City, and for some reason, Sheffield United. Now you’d think that Sheffield United would be one of the teams wanting City’s ban upheld, seeing as they’re on the verge of European football as a result of it potentially coming into effect.
Did Sheff Utd do the right thing in sticking up for Man City?
However, the reaction on social media seemed to be one of ‘if we’re going to do this, we’re going to do it the right way, rather than with some sort of loophole’, as Blades fans, rather than calling out the club for potentially endangering this chance of playing in Europe for the first time since the Anglo-Italian Cup in the 1990s.
Snitches get stitches
— David Hoyland 🔴⚪⚔️ (@bladesman83) March 24, 2020
Wilder wants us to earn our stripes on merit not gimmies!!
Behind him all the way.
— JOHN T THACKERAY (@JOHNTTHACKERAY) March 25, 2020
Interesting point, wonder what the rationale was behind supporting City
— Paul Thomas (@PaulThomas1889) March 25, 2020
Always proud to be a blade! Doing the right thing since 1889 ⚔️
— mark wilkinson🔴⚔️⚪️ (@willy4473) March 25, 2020
Not one Blades fan, not one, is surprised by this. I love my club.
— Paddy O'Begley (@patrickbigley1) March 25, 2020
Used to earning our way up wi' graft not playing the system for it 👍
— VanBlade (@adr3no) March 25, 2020
I do wonder if they just forgot to ask us 🤷♂️
— Neil Peter ⚔️ (@Neil1889) March 25, 2020
I suppose the club should be commended in a sense for doing things the ‘honourable way’, let’s just hope it doesn’t come back to bite us.