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Snubbed like Schmeichel!
Snubbed like Schmeichel!
Friday, 24th Jun 2011 12:47 by Mark Monk

Like Kasper Schmeichel, a 63-year-old Great Grandmother was in very good company this week as she too was told she was not wanted at Elland Road.

Mags Musgrove, Grandma to 13 and Great-Grandma to 3 was banned from ER for a year this week - for running on to the pitch after the final home match of last season against Burnley.

The Yorkshire Evening Post website shows Mags, leaving the Gelderd End and waving her arms aloft before being taken away by stewards. Mags admitted to the YEP that she got carried away with the occasion and all she wanted to do was to tell the lads she "loved them"

In a stern letter to Mags, the club accused her of breaching the "rules and regulations of the Football Association" and as a consequence she is banned from all Leeds United matches home and away next-season.

Mags has already stumped up hundreds of pounds in instalments to renew her season ticket.

Seriously somebody at LUFC should take a long, hard look at themselves and whoever made this ridiculous decision should join the dole queue. A 63-year-old Grandmother is hardly a fully paid up member of the service crew is she? Other than a lipstick mark on the collar, she was hardly going to endanger t,any of the players safety? It was nothing like that numpty Hearts fan who went after Neil Lennon was it?

I agree people running on the pitch, even in jubliation rather than menace can spoil it for others - but surely some mitigation and common sense should apply in Mags' case? Or are the club and football authorities determined to clone us into static, emotionless androids?

Two Facebook groups have been set-up in support of Mags. The club did say she was welcome to appeal the decision - lets hope the power of the media and social networking save her the bother and they reconsider this embarassing decision.

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