The Trust has received the following communication from West Yorkshire Police and its Dedicated Football Officer/Operational Planner for Leeds United:
As it's that time of the year again and LUFC have 2x pre-season friendlies this weekend, could I please ask if you have any bookings for either of the games;
Friday 22nd July - Guiseley v LUFC 19:45hrs
Saturday 23rd July - Peterborough v LUFC 15:00hrs
Depending on the number of coaches for Peterborough there may be a need to RV and get escorted in.
The Trust is happy to publicise such communications in general in order to give fans notice of potential issues but we do feel it is time to state it is a touch over the top to be suggesting escorts into pre-season friendlies. The issue of differential policing for football fans is one the Trust, supported by Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters Federation, will be raising across a series of levels over the forthcoming season.