Leeds United’s Twitter mocks Liverpool’s ‘Merseyside Reds’ as ESL divide grows

Ollie Irish

19th, April 2021


It’s a joke that has been doing the rounds for several hours before kick-off, but it’s very ballsy from Leeds United’s social media person nonetheless. We approve 100%.

Joke context: Liverpool are one of the six English clubs who have signed up for the doomed and despised European Super League. Merseyside Reds refers to the football video game Pro Evolution Soccer, which for a long time didn’t have the licences to use the real names of English clubs; until 2016, Liverpool were known in iterations of the game as ‘Merseyside Red’.

Leeds players also wore ‘Earn It/Football is for the fans’ T-shirts before kick-off, which really did not appear to impress Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp:

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  1. Ziko says:

    It’s a reference to PES Master League…

    • Ollie Irish says:

      Not just Master League, it was all of PES

      • Ziko says:

        Yeah that was their name in the game, but what PES in general has to do with the Super League? It’s funny cause ISS pro evolution master league is very similar to super League…

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