It was far from simple, but Leeds United’s hosting of Hull City on Tuesday evening turned into another good night for fans.
A 2-0 victory finally arrived courtesy of an own goal from de Wijs and another Ezgjan Alioski effort as he made it two from two inside of the final 20 minutes of the tie. It’s fair to say Leeds didn’t have it all their own way, and manager Marcelo Bielsa was suitably respectful in his after game comments as the visitors improved after the break and grew into the game, but few could begrudge us victory.
However, it seems some Hull fans did and preferred instead to focus on a non-event involving striker Patrick Bamford. Now, Bamford did collide with their goalkeeper, George Long, during the build-up to the goal but it was accidental at best and plenty would argue it was the goalkeeper who caused the collision as it doesn’t appear Bamford was even looking in his direction.
That, unfortunately, didn’t stop one time Leeds loanee, Eric Lichaj, from seemingly misreading the whole situation.
Lichaj is disgusted that Bamford would do that to a fellow pro. #hcafc
— David Burns (@bbcburnsy) December 10, 2019
Unsurprisingly, fans were quick to defend our player, with plenty of images doing the rounds that gave him every possible defence to the accusation.
Some of these replies 😂😂. The keeper gets up of the floor and dives into bamford. Where has the knee to the head come from? 😂
— scott bates (@bates_scott88) December 11, 2019
He’s not even kneed him for a start😂
— AK™️ (@alexkelly132) December 11, 2019
Yeah bamfords knee is on his hip….but dont let the facts get in the way of a cool story bro.bamford also used a ouija board to make de wijs put through his own net pic.twitter.com/l9r6zZY3tZ
— Adam Barlow (@AdamPaulBarlow) December 11, 2019
Maybe he should look at the replay. Not even looking st the keeper, keeper dives into him. Sour bunch of melts pic.twitter.com/lfgF3NZQSt
— Tomo (@TomLufc94) December 11, 2019
Give over ffs
— phil (@loveleeds80) December 10, 2019
😂😂😂 you've got to be kidding
— Jordan Townend (@GoOnGarySpeed) December 10, 2019
Embarrassing for him
— Arkansas LUFC💙💛 (@LUFCArkansas) December 11, 2019
What a nonsense comment. 3 yards to break his stride from attacking the ball at full tilt.
— Si.S (@SiASnoeyes) December 10, 2019
He did catch him, Bamford momentum took him near the keeper. What is the keeper doing around Bamford’s knees, when the ball is to his right? 🤡
— John R (@john606sc) December 10, 2019
Red card for Long I assume you mean? Not sure why they disallow a goal for the keeper headbutting a players thigh like? Disgusting either way, no place for it in the game, they should ban Long for a long time
— Macca (@bigmacca199) December 11, 2019
I'm disgusted that Lichaj would accuse a fellow pro of something that obviously did not happen.
— GD 🇦🇺 (@GRD373) December 11, 2019
— 𝚁𝚒𝚘𝚝𝙱𝚊𝚍𝚐𝚎𝚛 (@RiotBadger) December 11, 2019
The less said about some of the comments claiming Bamford then fell on him, the better really.
On A Scale - How Bizarre Is This Claim
10 Out Of 10 For Effort
Spinal Tap Fans Would Give That An 11