Leeds United fans have been up in arms over comments made by former Premier League forward Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking on talkSPORT following Leeds’ 1-0 loss at home to a struggling Brighton & Hove Albion side, Agbonlahor was critical of their style of play, saying that teams are starting to ‘find them out’ and that there may be a sense of fatigue settling in as well.
It’s something that Leeds United fans are probably used to at this stage, with the team having come under much scrutiny in recent weeks, but that doesn’t mean that they are any less vocal when it comes to sticking up for their side.
And sticking up for their side is exactly what they did, with some of them using the opportunity to take shots at Agbonlahor’s team Aston Villa and how much better they’re doing by comparison to them last season:
“We are twelfth, at the half way point. I’d say in our first season back that’s pretty damn good. Villa were struggling big style this time last year, and stayed up by the skin of their teeth (due to a hawk eye malfunction) so overall, Leeds are outperforming what Villa did”
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Of course, this isn’t the first time that Agbonlahor has had his run-ins with the Leeds fan base, so you do sense that there is potential for something of a ‘rivalry’ brewing between the two sides. And, of course, the controversy surrounding Aston Villa’s goal a couple of seasons back is probably still in the back of some fans’ minds.