A scaffolding company from Leeds has caused a bit of a stir in Manchester by putting up Leeds United’s colours on a building they’re working on.
A photo of the building, which has been confirmed as Elliot House on Deansgate, made its way onto social media last night and quickly started doing the rounds.
The stunt, which has racked up almost 5,000 likes on Twitter, has triggered some entertaining back and forths on the platform between Manchester United fans, who have been locked in a ‘rivalry’ with Leeds fans since the 1970s – when a Manchester Derby had nothing on a Yanited vs Leeds game.
The rivalry and resulting hooliganism, however, has been effectively curtailed since 2004 when Leeds were relegated from the Premier League.
The teams have met only twice since then, and while polling shows Leeds fans still consider Manchester United to be their main rivals, United fans consider Liverpool to be theirs.
Still, this stunt is sure to go down like a lead balloon in Manchester, although, Owen Bradley on Twitter doesn’t seem to think so: “Yeah, I bet united fans are absolutely raging at some scaffolding.”