Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after one supporter shared a compilation of a range of times Luke Ayling has carried out his ‘infamous’ flop during our Championship fixtures.
Ayling has developed a reputation around parts of Elland Road for, perhaps, going to ground a little easy on occasion to win a set-piece, while his antics have also brought some frustrations from opposing managers.
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray suggested after our encounter in November that Ayling even admitted he was ’embarrassed’ to have won the penalty that resulted in Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites taking the lead.
Bristol City supporters on fan site One Team in Bristol have even been discussing Ayling’s trick this season, too, with fans livid at players falling for the £8,000-per-week defender’s tactic and giving away needless fouls.
Whites Twitter fan account FocusOnLeeds has shared a compilation of Ayling’s flop on social media, while noting that there have not actually been as many instances of the ‘infamous’ trick as some may think.
Here are a few of the messages shared as fans reacted to FocusOnLeeds’ post…
One day, one day ref will play on and we’ll be cursing Bill 😄
— N (@N65590035N) March 19, 2020
Did he not win a penalty doing it this season?
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) March 19, 2020
@MartynBurn classic Ayling
— Jamie (@MrToatsMgoats) March 19, 2020
The infamous Ayling flop
— Martyn (@MartynBurn) March 19, 2020
This clip could literally be a week long lol
— johnnie matthews (@johnniematthews) March 19, 2020
That’s just a work of art…I hope he wasn’t injured giving his all for Leeds 😂😂😂😂
— Deanoooh 50 Shades of Ray (@deanoooh2020) March 19, 2020
No one better at this than him. That Hull one at the end 🤣🤣
— Jamie (@Jimbo86_) March 19, 2020
Hopefully no championship referees are watching 🤦♂️
— Richard Booth (@RichardBooth10) March 19, 2020
@ScallonRyan hard not to love this man
— Decky Quinn (@DeckyQuinn) March 19, 2020
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