Promote infections? Leeds United fans celebrate promotion to the Premier League by hugging and dancing at a non-social street party in the city
- Thousands of fans celebrated today in Leeds' Millennium Square
- A celebrating fan broke his leg after falling off a lamp post at the celebration
- The crowds were full on Sunday and there was little room for social distancing
- Leeds United fans headed downtown after their 3-1 win over Derby County
Thousands of Leeds United fans were downtown this afternoon, leaving little room for social detachment as they celebrated promotion to the Premier League.
West Yorkshire police were forced to arrest some fans when the fans sang, sang songs and flared torches after a 3-1 win against Derby County in Millennium Square.
The crowd has gathered just a short walk from Leeds General Infirmary, where NHS workers have been fighting the coronavirus pandemic for months.
Thousands of Leeds United fans broke the rules of social distancing when they celebrated promotion to the Premier League today
A celebrating fan fell from a lamppost, broke his leg and had to be taken to the hospital.
Fans came to the city center yesterday after driving to the club's home stadium, Ellan Road, to celebrate the climb.
Images from the city show followers who ignore the one-meter distance rules when drinking from cans, lifting each other and releasing blue and yellow torches.
The featherweight IBF boxing champion Josh Warrington, born in Leeds, was also seen among the fans.
The fans hugged and canceled each other out as they set torches on Millennium Square
A fan was hospitalized with a suspected broken leg after falling off a lamp post during today's celebrations in Leeds
Someone commented on Twitter: "I live in Leeds and these pictures of fans celebrating in Millennium Square worry that we will follow Leicester to lock in a few weeks."
MailOnline has asked the West Yorkshire Police to comment.
A major cleanup was underway on Saturday morning after transportation was secured the previous night.
After the celebrations, several cars were damaged and rubbish was strewn across the street.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani asked fans to watch out for Covid-19 when partying.
He said: “The past four months have been incredibly difficult for everyone around the world, but I think the way our communities have come together has been amazing – especially here in Yorkshire, where due to our values and our collective spirit enormous progress has been made.
"The situation has improved thanks to the tremendous work of the health teams and the key workers and victims we have all made."
“However, my message to all of you is that the fight against Covid-19 is not over and we must continue to be sensible. I know that many of you are desperately trying to show support to our boys this important week – but the health and well-being of our loved ones in our church must be our top priority.
Thousands of Leeds fans were crammed into Millennium Square in front of the city's museum
Fans climbed to the Leeds City Museum building as they drank and ignored the rules of social distance
“I always felt that football meant little without the presence of fans, and now I know for sure. However, it is vital that we stay safe and also keep people around us safe by staying at home. & # 39;
Today's scenes recalled the crowds in Liverpool last month after the Reds won their first Premier League title.
The Merseyside police cordoned off streets near Anfield Stadium when it tried to disperse thousands of Liverpool fans who gathered outside the ground.
Thousands of fans flocked to Anfield to light torches, sing the title and celebrate while ignoring social distancing measures.
Around 5,000 fans were able to surround the stadium before the police blocked off the streets leading to it, even though they made no move to break up the party.
A handful of police cars and uniformed officers were waiting near the ground – although the celebrations were peaceful despite the lack of social distance. A police helicopter also circled the ground.