Leeds’ comeback win left ‘marred’ as fans throw missiles at Millwall scorer Jed Wallace whilst he celebrating scoring in front of them.
Because of the fans’ actions, it’s reported that the West Yorkshire side could face an FA probe after players had coins chucked in their direction.
— CleanSheet ⚽?️? (@Cleansheet) January 29, 2020
Wallace’s Millwall teammate Alex Pearce could be seen telling referee Darren England about what happened before handing a coin to the official.
It came after Leeds‘ opponents had stunned many by going 2-0 up at Elland Road after 23 minutes on the clock, which remained the scoreline as the players went in for half time.
Fair to say the owner Andrea Radrizzani wasn’t happy with the referee’s performance and decisions, taking to Twitter to voice his frustration…
Speechless ?…in two years I have seen a lot but the level shown tonight is not acceptable for a professional league. Time to improve, use technology support and prepare professionals fit to work at the top level of football
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) January 28, 2020
— Simon Butler (@snbutler) January 28, 2020
We would love to have known what was said by Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa during the break, as his side came out roaring in the second half.
It took Patrick Bamford, who had gone five games without a goal, just three minutes after coming back out of the tunnel to pull one back.
Then in the 62nd minute, Leeds piled forward and a deflected Pablo Hernandez strike saw them level, then that was followed up by Luke Ayling crossing in to Bamford who powered home a diving header to get his club’s first victory in 2020.
The result meant that they returned back to top of the Championship table — leapfrogging West Brom, who ended up losing 2-1 at Cardiff.
Fans gave their reaction after seeing that Leeds’ comeback win was left ‘marred’ as fans throw missiles at Millwall scorer Jed Wallace…
Just a thought but he didn’t actually have to go running to the home support cupping his ears for the 2nd consecutive season ?
— Neil Gibbins (@gib1974) January 29, 2020
Referee caused that – let them all run round the touchline gesturing at the already properly pissed off fans – what did they expect?
— Skip Intro (@JoseDalbinho) January 29, 2020
Man of the match tonight was every single culprit from the family stand that threw coins and other missiles at the millwall players, do you know how proud I was to be leeds seeing our families launch stuff at them players. What a club.
— Aiden (@aidenleeds1919) January 28, 2020
Is anyone in football really surprised?
— Tony Pezzolesi (@TonyHammer61) January 29, 2020
— Darren Fearn (@DarrenFearn1) January 29, 2020
— kieran (@jotunthrash666) January 29, 2020
— Ben Wykman (@BenFromLeeds10) January 29, 2020
Giving the wanker sign to fans ?? Dont give it out then
— Matt wrigley ?? (@Matt_Wrigleyuk) January 29, 2020
Leeds fans throwing coins at players…
Imagine playing against Millwall and still having the most disgusting fans.
— James Welch (@ffiiisshh) January 28, 2020
Ref shouldn't have been a shit cunt then
— BINKY_TALKINGSHUTT (@BinksLeeds) January 29, 2020
whoever is found throwing coins be that millwall or leeds fans, i hope you get banned. that’s not what we’re about. disgusting
— JACK (@JXCKLUFC) January 28, 2020
Alex Pierce pictured giving coin to referee. Fucking knew it the corrupt cunts. ?
— knighti?? (@Ian__KNIGHT) January 29, 2020
You know the officiating is bad when the East Stand join in with lobbing coins and bottles at the lino. You also know it’s bad when they have to make an announcement for Leeds fans to stop throwing stuff at players and officials.
— Fucking Great Goal (@TheSanSiro) January 28, 2020
Leeds fans throwing coins? Well imagine my shock.
— Cal (@callumrobson10) January 28, 2020
No mention on Sky or anywhere else about the coin throwing by Leeds fans at Elland Road this evening…surprised? Nope!
— Matthew Jones (@Jonesy47144) January 28, 2020