Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has joked that fans of the Yorkshire club need to sing louder!

The strange request came after it was revealed that Sky TV have used a dampening technique to drown out selected chanting from Whites supporters.

Followers of the Elland Road club are getting more and more annoyed with the broadcaster, who seem to be making a habit of moving each one of their fixtures to be shown live, with little regard for those who want to watch their team in the stadia around the country.

Leeds have been chosen for TV coverage again this weekend, and as such their clash with Wigan Athletic will now take place on Saturday lunchtime, meaning the Whites will have played just four matches in the traditional time slot all season.

While it is understandable for Sky to choose the Yorkshire outfit to be shown as often as possible, given the size of the club and the huge numbers of their fan base, supporters who go to the matches have had enough.

In yet another recent Leeds game on TV, against Nottingham Forest last weekend, the Elland Road faithful sung derogatory chants about the broadcaster, which the technical bods within the coverage dampened down so those watching at home will not have heard it.

Although the constant moving of their matches is annoying Whites fans, it does not seem to be affecting the performance of their players on the pitch, as the Yorkshire club go into the weekend second in the Championship table.

While it is not ideal that Leeds are not in action until Sunday afternoon, their supporters can take some comfort from knowing that their side will be able to go back to the top of the Championship table with a win in that match, should Sheffield United fail to win at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.


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