Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after LUFC Data noted that Luke Ayling is the most-fouled Whites player in the Championship this season.
Referees have awarded free-kicks to United on 56 occasions so far this term as a result of tackles committed against Ayling, with the 28-year-old’s record stretched further on Saturday as a result of the London-born right-back being fouled once at the KCOM Stadium.
A handful of players were fouled on more occasions than Ayling was against Hull at the weekend, no more so than Jack Harrison who Sofa Score noted was fouled three times.
Harrison ranks third among the United first-team for times fouled in the league this term with 44, ten behind Stuart Dallas (54) with the Northern Ireland international a close second to Ayling.
Is Ayling clever in winning so many free-kicks?
Ayling’s record is also enough to rank 14th among all Championship players in 2019/20, with West Brom’s Matheus Pereira the most-fouled (87) ahead of QPR’s Eberechi Eze (86) and Swansea’s Andre Ayew (74).
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to LUFC Data’s post, highlighting that Ayling is the most-fouled Leeds player this league season…
Long live the Ayling flop https://t.co/fFSslkp3kv
— Mikey Butler 💙💛 (@MikeyButler1) February 29, 2020
I think you mean @lukeayling_8 wins the most frees for Leeds 😂
— Tomas Colleran (@Tomas3110) February 29, 2020
He’s not becoming the Grealish of Leeds though 😉
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) February 29, 2020
Hmm, I wonder if it’s anything to do with his tactic of just falling on the ball…? 🤣
— Chris Gallagher (@ChrisGall) February 29, 2020
— Paul Dutton (@PaulDutton19) February 29, 2020
He can’t sustain this level of physical abuse week in, week out… the EFL need to act!!
— Andy Moran (@Coradomoz) February 29, 2020
Loves a flop does our Luke 🤣
— carl smith (@carlsmith_88) February 29, 2020
The Ayling flop, 😂😂😂 should judge them in a competition imo. pic.twitter.com/svfRRXpzZk
— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) February 29, 2020
“Most fouled” pic.twitter.com/lGhr94szds
— David Guile 🦆 (@ellandduck) February 29, 2020
Knows how to draw the foul! https://t.co/T5kk5Ci26A
— BD12White (@BD12White) February 29, 2020