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Young fan goes viral after invading Leeds pitch before being taken out by ball boy during friendly

A young fan goes viral over the weekend after invading the Leeds pitch before seemingly being taken out by ball boy during a friendly.

The Whites played out a mid-season friendly against Real Sociedad at Elland Road, getting prepared for the Premier League‘s return on Boxing Day.

It could be a tough one as they get a visit of Manchester City, with a second friendly to play out against Ligue 1 side AS Monaco on Wednesday night.

Real Sociedad currently sit third in La Liga, and despite expecting a test for Leeds, it was the hosts that won the game 2-1.

Goals from Pascal Struijk and Rodrigo saw Leeds come from behind to win their second successive friendly.

The first half was fiercely contested, with set-piece chances at both ends. Leeds won the first, but couldn’t make much from it. However, the visitors took theirs and led early.

Brais Mendez, the top scorer for Sociedad this season, turned provider when he sent a dangerous cross right onto Martin Zubimendi’s head. The ball was powerfully tackled by the defender to go into the top corner.

Marsch’s team responded quick and in a spectacular fashion as Marc Roca gathered the ball at the box’s edge and laid it off to Struijk, who then smashed the ball into the bottom corner to even the score.

Just a few minutes into the second half, Rodrigo was calmly able to slot into the back of Rodrigo’s net after excellent build-up play by Gelhardt and Gnonto.

Leeds United 2 (Struijk 16’, Rodrigo 58’)

Real Sociedad 1 (Zubimendi 10’)

Leeds: Robles (GK) (Klaesson 45’), Ayling, Forshaw (Greenwood 45’), Cooper (C) (Hjelde 45’), Aaronson (Gelhardt 45’), Roca (Gyabi 64’), Gnonto (Perkins 77’), Rodrigo (Joseph 64’), Struijk, Kristensen (Drameh 45’), Klich.  

Sociedad: A. Remiro (GK) (Zubiaurre 64’), Zubimendi (Illarramendi 64’), Zubeldia (C) (Elustondo 45’), Cho (Guevara 45’), Navarro, Gorosabel (Sola 74’), Pacheco, Silva (Karrikaburu 64’), Brais Méndez (Marin 64’), Le Normand, Martín.

Venue: Elland Road

Attendance: 22,826

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Booked: Roca, Hjelde (Leeds) Zubeldia, Elustondo (Sociedad) 

Here’s what social media users said on the young fan who goes viral after invading the Leeds pitch before being being taken out by ball boy during the weekend’s friendly…

@dylanxlufcx: Was that a fuckin ball boy who took him out 😭😭😭😭😭

@mikekelly26: and that’s the last time he will watch Leeds at ER 😂😂

@avfc_tomprice: Getting banned in a friendly and didn’t even last 5 seconds 😭

@jkmcnamara: Absolutely pathetic banned for life for that 😭😭😭 well done lads 👏👏

@1RyanPugh: I remember my first pint at a football match! 🪖

@mozzerjnr: I don’t get the point 🤷‍♂️

@Theatrescrub: Don’t be like Tom 🙉🙊

@Ellam9: Bye Tom 👋

@kenny1david: Unlucky Tom you nearly made it over the half way line in a friendly MOT 😂🤦‍♂️

@Robbie_T7: Imagine your mates getting you to get a lifetime ban in a friendly 🤡

@joshtholufc: Hope he enjoyed his first and last game 🤣

@LiamLufc1993: Last night was full of people you can tell never go games ever. He will be one of em.

@LeedsPal19: Banned for life what a mug…

@Lukelufcsavs: What a fucking helmet

@sifeltham1969: Amazing stuff Tom now here’s your lifetime ban from football need mates like his an all don’t ya

@WhinmoorWhite: Stupid Tom 🙄

@Kershaw444: This is an embarrassment, all the people who made him do this should be banned for life as well, come on WTF, just ruined this kids life as a fan #lufc

@ftbl_tilly: £200 to do something that’ll get you an automatic 3 year FBO and the fine will be more then £200😭😭😂 what a prat

@_WalkerTom99_: That is tragic

@adamj3294: What a sad prick!

@ronniemac93: None of them lads are his true mates either.

@camgibbon: 😂 what is the point

@bobbi_efc__: Imagine doing that just to get a ban, what is the point honestly 🤣🤣🤣🤣

@LukeDowellBrook: I hope tom gets some better mates, imagine egging a lad on just to get a lifetime ban.

@KlichBait: Any decent person would have told this lad to sit down, fools.

@redshinss: Sums fucking fan base up over past couple of year that.

@raajest: You have to be a special kind of idiot to get a lifetime ban at a friendly

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