Kindred spirits?

Chelsea and Leeds: Equally unpopular

May 14, 2009
By Norman Hubbard
(Archive)
Few things can serve as a boost to popularity quite like injustice. A perception of unfair treatment can soften criticism and convert neutrals to a cause. Just occasionally, however, the opposite can happen. The persecuted can find themselves with still fewer friends.

Just ask Chelsea. There has been no outpouring of goodwill towards them after their Champions League exit, despite the likelihood that with a different referee, they would have beaten Barcelona. Instead, a dislike of them ...

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