With a first away defeat of the 2019/20 Championship campaign for Leeds United as we made the trip to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic, it was a disappointing weekend for most fans but there was a small reason for cheer.
Having lost 1-0 on the day, it was a reunion for the travelling fans with former midfielder Lee Bowyer following his long association with the club as the Nineties turned into the Noughties before he moved onto West Ham United.
Having come through Charlton’s youth system before switching to us in 1996, it would’ve been a mixed day for him as he led them to victory against a side he appeared well over 200 times for, but whatever issues he had over the years that many wish had never happened, he had a nice show of respect for the club and fans at the final whistle as he headed over to acknowledge our travellers.
Leeds Leeds Leeds!
Lee Bowyer with a Leeds salute in front of the Leeds fans ???? pic.twitter.com/Lk5KUV4JIP
— John (@John_MooreMOT) September 28, 2019
The response on social media was certainly mixed as you’d probably expect, but plenty were simply happy to see it as a good acknowledgement, and others tipped their hat to him to return in the future as our next manager.
Next season’s manager
— Sam Thompson (@JarrieSam) September 28, 2019
legend. future leeds manager in the making.
— Daithi Mac Unfraidh (@KoKedUpPoker) September 29, 2019
Shows his passion remains for Leeds
— Goffy (@CraigGough) September 28, 2019
Next man in, has to be ????????
— Eamonn (@etmcg78) September 28, 2019
One day he'll be back.
— James Jagger (@James_Jagger) September 28, 2019
Cannot dislike this man and they fully deserve the 3 points today. 🙂
— Mandie moo???????? (@MoobagMw) September 28, 2019
Next manager when Bielsa leaves in summer
— bri0142 (@bri0142) September 28, 2019