'Disgusting', 'Get in the bin' - Leeds United fans react to Patrick Bamford boos at Elland Road
Leeds United fans have reacted with dismay and confusion to Patrick Bamford’s reception in the Whites’ 4-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday (28 October).
Bamford entered the fray in the 79th minute as a replacement for Georginio Rutter but was met with boos from certain sections of Elland Road.
The 30-year-old has suffered significant injury setbacks in his recent history but has made an appearance from the bench in all of Leeds’ last six Championship games.
The Englishman missed a crucial penalty in Leeds’ recent Championship clash against Stoke City, with the Potters going on to win the game 1-0.
While Daniel Farke’s side bounced back with a huge victory over Darren Moore’s Terriers, Bamford did not escape criticism but was defended by a large part of supporters.
One fan praised Bamford’s resilience for remaining on the pitch and applauding the home fans at full-time despite the jeers.
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One fan remained on the fence in regards to the booing but noted that he did not agree with the positive chants heard at Elland Road.
One supporter insisted that, no matter what, fans should not be booing one of their own.
Another fan was less sympathetic to Bamford, suggesting that Rutter was disrespected after being subbed for the Englishman.
One supporter simply laughed at Bamford for getting booed onto the pitch.
Other supporters were highly critical of those who jeered Bamford, with one suggesting they should assess their “sorry little lives”.
One fan was left disgusted by Bamford’s reception.