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Could this be Christmas number one? Listen to the Leeds United charity single making the headlines

By Abbey Maclure

A Leeds United re-make of Bohemian Rhapsody, which honours manager Marcelo Bielsa, will be released as a charity single on 13th December.

Bielsa Rhapsody, a take on the iconic song by Queen, was produced by the team behind the Phat Chants podcast.

Stand-up comedian Micky P Kerr, comedy duo Scouse Corner and Matt Bowman, The Pigeon Detectives singer, recorded the chant during the podcast and it soon went viral.

Darren Harper, programme manager at ProperSport, was in the studio during the first production of the song.

He said: “At no point did I think it would go as mad as it did.

“When Leeds United fans get behind something, they really do get behind it. If it does get into the top 40, it would be just unbelievable.”

After the song had gone viral, the team decided to produce it professionally in the studio as a Christmas single.

All proceeds made by the single will be donated to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Leeds, which gives support to children with life shortening conditions.

Darren said: “It’s a fantastic charity that deals with kids who are going through some really challenging times.

“It’s an amazing cause and if this does go well when it’s released, I think it will be a great money maker for the charity.”

The single is available from next Thursday on iTunes, Spotify and other streaming platforms.

Listen to the first recording of the song here. (Warning: Some offensive language included in the video)

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