Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after Stuart Dallas shared that the ‘Burley Banksy’ Andy McVeigh had honoured the defender with one of his artworks.
McVeigh has been making Elland Road and the surrounding area a slight bit more colourful for the past year, by painting the nearby electric boxes with United-themed murals portraying some of the highs of the club’s 100-year history, chants sung from the terraces and honouring players past and present.
Some of his pieces were vandalised at the start of the season, and saw the club announce that McVeigh had been commissioned to recreate and restore the damaged artwork.
The ‘Burley Banksy’ has moved on from restoration now, though, and Dallas has become the latest player to be honoured with a piece dedicated to their time in West Yorkshire.
— stuart dallas (@dallas_stuart) December 23, 2019
Dallas arrived at Elland Road from Brentford in August 2015 for a fee in the region of £1.3million and has been a regular member of the first-team ever since, no matter who has been standing in the dugout.
The 28-year-old has been a particular favourite for Marcelo Bielsa as Dallas offers the Argentine a supremely versatile option, with our £1.8million-rated Northern Ireland international playing 18 games at right-back, 16 in right-midfield, 13 at left-back, three at left-mid and twice in central midfield since the start of the 2018/19 season.
Bielsa has not excluded Dallas from one of his Championship starting line-ups at all this term, either, and the 43-cap star has clearly won the Elland Road fanbase over judging by some of the messages shared as they reacted to the ‘Burley Banksy’s latest artwork.
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Here are some of the reactions offered…
It’s an honour to have you at our great football club merry Christmas to the Dallas family 💙💛#MOT
— Robert Burn (@RobertBurn2) December 23, 2019
Fully deserved. Have a great Christmas. You both brought a lot of joy to my life this year.
— Dom Gradwell (@dom_gradwell) December 23, 2019
The Cookstown cafu. Everyone loves dallas, it’s hard not to. MOT
— David McGinnis (@Dave_McGinnis) December 23, 2019
Fully deserved 👏👏
Loves the club, is an absolute baller and work rate is phenomenal 👍
— Smalesy (@shez_dictates) December 23, 2019
It’s taken some serious hard work and no little determination but you’ve won us all round this season. If you don’t end up Player of Season you ain’t going to be far off! Enjoy your Bansky, you truly deserve it 💛💙👍
— David Vickers 💙💛 (@Dvickers26) December 23, 2019
You made your mark with us Leeds fans in the PO 2nd leg.. You was the only Leeds player wanting it and that showed with the 2 goals.
— Damo 💙💛 (@GoDamien) December 23, 2019
Stuart Dallas, proper Leeds; IMO, would have been a regular in Revies squad! And I think the bat of him is yet to come!
— Pseudo Intellectualist (@2cleverbya3rd) December 23, 2019
Should have one of these in every postcode in Leeds, remind everyone how versatile this guy is.
— Tom Newton (@thomasnewton) December 23, 2019
Keep up what you’re doing this season and you will have a statue at Elland road.
Keep it up pal. Outstanding so far
— Paul Williams (@paulwilliams105) December 23, 2019
In other Leeds United news, the club have scouted a £4million striker who’s scored 20 goals in 26 games this season.