Twitter: Leeds United fans furious after Wesley Sneijder’s knife tweet

The Galatasaray midfielder tweeted a promotion of a sponsored knife set, on the 15-year anniversary of two Leeds fans dying in Istanbul.

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has enraged Leeds United fans by tweeting a promotion of a knife set on the 15-year anniversary of the deaths of two of the Yorkshire club’s fans in Istanbul.

Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight were stabbed to death when the Elland Road outfit travelled to face the Turks in a UEFA Cup semi-final 15 years ago.

This obviously resulted in a hatred between the respective clubs, with Leeds fans holding their Galatasaray equivalents in disrepute after violent scenes.

Ali Umit Demur was jailed for 15 years as a result, while a minute’s silence was held before Leeds’ 3-0 defeat to Blackburn on Saturday.

Sneijder posted a tweet saying ““Finally, my Galatasaray SK knife set is now available and can be delivered everywhere”, with a Galatasaray branded knife set featuring his face on the box.

After Leeds fans reacted to the Netherlands international’s post, the playmaker apologised and then deleted the tweet.

With such a sensitive issue, Leeds fans have understandably taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations and anger over Sneijder’s tweet.

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