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Leeds fans mock BT Sport after ‘outrageous’ club tweet about Stuart Dallas

Leeds United fans have decided to mock BT Sport after an ‘outrageous’ club tweet about 27 year old footballer Stuart Dallas.

The Whites fanbase have taken to Twitter with glee after the Premier League club tweeted about Stuart Dallas being called up to the Northern Ireland squad.

To some people, they would have been baffled to see a number of supporters fume at the 29-year-old’s exclusion from the England squad.

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Some may also have been confused to see fans describe Dallas as Leeds born, yet he was actually born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.

The Elland Road faithful were actually mocking BT Sport for a repeated error of theirs, which they made during the 2-1 win over Newcastle back in January.

BT Sport described Dallas as Leeds born during their commentary of the match, as covered at the time by MOT Leeds News.

Clearly, the commentators that night hadn’t done their homework and yet after being told plenty of times about their error, they still continue to say Dallas is a English player.

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You could say they actually really don’t need to do their homework at all because  if they’d heard Dallas talk, he has an incredibly strong Irish accent.

Months on from their mistake, the Leeds fans still haven’t forgotten what BT Sport did as they came out in droves to respond to the club’s tweet about the player.

He’s having a superb season under Marcelo Bielsa, scoring five times in the Premier League in 28 starts, while also assisting two goals.

Speaking to LUTV ahead of the clash with Leicester a while back, Dallas claimed that commentators could be trying to wind up Whites fans for trying to repeatedly say he is Leeds born.

“I think the commentators are doing it just to wind Leeds fans up and I think it’s working,” he said.

“There seems to be a lot of uproar. I’m proud to live in Leeds, I’m proud to represent Leeds, but I’m also a proud Northern Irish Ulsterman as well.”


Youth career
Cookstown Youth

Senior career
2007–2010 – Coagh United
2010–2012 – Crusaders – 67 games (24 goals)
2012–2015 – Brentford – 63 games (8 goals)
2013 → Northampton Town (loan) – 12 games (3 goals)
2015– Leeds United – 204 games (20 goals)

National team
2010 – Northern Ireland Junior – 3 games (1 goal)
2010 – Northern Ireland U23 – 1 game (0 goals)
2011–2012 – Northern Ireland U21 – 2 games (0 goals)
2011– Northern Ireland – 52 games (3 goals)

As mentioned, Leeds fans mock BT Sport after the ‘outrageous’ club tweet about Stuart Dallas…

@lewtaylor98: @btsport I’m confused, can you explain this?

@GreggParkhill: We’re so privileged the Leeds born man chose us over England

@JosephHxlley: Can’t believe he’s not sticking to his nature country, poor choice from Leeds born Stuart Dallas.

@Jackwhattam4: You’re telling me he’s not English after all?

@LucDep: Can’t believe Leeds born Stuart Dallas has switched alligencies

@benduke17: As a Leeds born Englishman it’s frustrating he’s decided to play for Northern Ireland. Especially for a lad who came through the Leeds academy following his junior days at Wortley.

@castillidie: Ahhh, I watched hin growing up kick his ball against a wall in Cross Gates as a wee nipper. Makes me so upset that he doesn’t play for his native country

@17DJB: Southgate has missed out on this Leeds born superstar.

@ellandduck: Stuart Dallas pretty much IS the Northern Ireland squad.

@andytommo93: Outrageous, should be in the England squad

@AndyW051022: Can’t believe he hasn’t been called up by Southgate

@casco28: Wow. Wow. Wow!!!! @btsportfootball got this wring!?!? I’m in bloody shock!! They have a great standard of pundits on there

@19leeds19: leeds born and raised

@biteyerlegs70: Southgate bonkers to leave him out 🤦🏼‍♂️ Leeds lad as well 🥲

@pauljchambers: Dallas-born Stuart Leeds. Have I got that right?

@AndyYorkieboy: But he’s English?

@Bromley_LUFC: How can he be named in their squad when he’s English?

@JamesPearson25: But he’s Leeds born?

@ChrisWhyborn: Switched allegiances!! #LeedsBorn

@AramLeeds: I’m really disappointed in Dallas being Leeds born he should of chose England. this will not go down well with the fans.

@LUFCalex_: why isn’t he being called up for england

@James_Rodgers1: I’m confused I thought he was Leeds born.

@NoelMUR71904709: Overlooked by England again?

@tillyizzy: What? Born in Leeds, how’s he eligible?

@thedwilkinson: Southgate will be fuming. One of England’s best talents defecting to another nation.

@Lucy_LUFC: Bbbbb….but…..but he’s Leeds born

@polar1980bear: Surprised Southgate didn’t call him up

@MikeHawker75: Has he qualified through his grandparents, Leeds born and bred

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