Leeds United manager Neil Warnock said he was embarrassed to be the Leeds manager after a supporter came onto the pitch and struck Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirlkland.
The incident happened following Leeds equalising goal at Hillsborough. The supporter encroached onto the playing surface and struck Kirkland in the face, leaving the goalkeeper needing treatment.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, an embarrassed and angry Warnock said, “I feel embarrassed to be a manager today after seeing that. It is an absolute disgrace. I think they should get the guy, prosecute him, and put him in prison. There is no place at all for it.
“I have not enjoyed the game, when I see a moron like that come onto the field. I am not proud to be the Leeds manager when I see things like that.
“To see things like that on the field of play, there is absolutely no place for it and I am embarrassed.”
The incident overshadowed what had been a pulsating Yorkshire derby.
Wednesday had taken the lead in the game shortly before half time through Jay Bothroyd.
Michael Tonge equalised for Leeds with a strike from the edge of the penalty area but sadly, nobody will be talking about the football that happened on the pitch on Friday night.
Leeds United were quick to issue a statement condemning the actions of the so called supporter.
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