Friday, July 4, 2008

Leeds Stunned By Harry Kewell's Shock Signing For Galatasaray

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Harry KewellFormer Leeds United and Liverpool striker, Australian Harry Kewell has decided to sign for Turkish club Galatasaray. Galatasaray announced that Kewell has signed a 3-year-deal with the club.

But this news has stunned Leeds fans because two Leeds fans - Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight - were stabbed to death by Turkish football hooligans on the eve of the 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final first leg against Galatasaray. Kewell played in that match which went ahead despite the tragedy - the 2-0 defeat immaterial to Leeds and their fans who still remember the murders of Loftus and Speight with deep sadness.

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Blogger Silverback said...

Not sure where you get your info from but I don't know of any Leeds fans who are 'stunned' and I live in Leeds.

Clubs are not responsible for the actions of the hooligan element of their fans so why would an incident from 8 years ago stop Kewell signing for Galatasaray when his future obviously did not lie with Liverpool.

I worked for a long time with the brother of one of those killed. I read about Kewell moving to Turkey and the incident never even entered MY mind until reading this post. Sounds more like making assumptions and stirring up trouble to me.

Good luck to him as he'll need it in Turkey without the need to mention old history.

July 4, 2008 at 5:01 PM


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