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Working Class Pride


The Northern City of Leeds is home to 101-year-old football club, Leeds United. Being this old you can imagine the club has gained a lot of supporters over the years, and those people take pride in knowing they support such a dignified club. Football is a working-class game, and I feel that it is in and around working-class areas where you find the most support for football clubs. Fans will proudly display their team colours and fly their flags, and all-around Leeds and Elland Road, there are splashes of white, blue and yellow outside the houses and on the streets of supporters. They hang their flags in their windows and paint their gates, showing their support outside their own homes to anyone who passes by. These affirmations of support create small environments; there may be rivalries on the streets, or people passing by may feel welcomed to the area.

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