Kewell - ´Gala move not disrespectful´

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New Galatasaray signing Harry Kewell has defended his move to Istanbul, stressing it is not disrespectful to the two Leeds fans who were killed in the city eight years ago.

On Saturday the former Liverpool winger´s transfer to the Turkish club was confirmed, sparking criticism that he should have considered the deaths of Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight prior to their UEFA Cup semi-final with Galatasaray in 2000.

"My love and respect for Leeds United and what the club has done for me will never change, no matter what anyone says about me and whatever their motives are," said Kewell in an open letter to Leeds fans, sent to Sky Sports.

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