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Leeds United: Gabby Agbonlahor is wrong to slam club celebrations

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TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor is completely in the wrong to complain about Leeds United celebrating their stunning win on the weekend. 
At one point on Saturday afternoon, it looked as though the Whites were set for a miserable result. Despite Rodrigo‘s opener, goals from Marcus Tavernier, Phillip Billing, and Dominic Solanke put Bournemouth 3-1 up.

However, in the most remarkable fashion, Sam Greenwood, Liam Cooper and Crysencio Summerville all scored as Jesse Marsch’s men fought back to win 4-3 at Elland Road.

Naturally, celebrations were wild among the Leeds fans as well as the players and other staff but this seems to have irked Agbonlahor for some unknown reason. Indeed, he slammed the club for acting as if they ‘just won the Champions League’.

He also said: “The only thing I was disappointed with how Leeds were celebrating…”

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It has not been an easy season for the Whites. Indeed, before last weekend’s victory at Liverpool, they had gone eight games without a win. This is because there is no such thing as a routine Premier League match.

And for Leeds, there was no such thing as Premier League football for 16 years and so the club has every right to cherish such moments – even if they came in the dullest 1-0 victory; let alone in such a stunning manner as they managed against the Cherries.

BBC journalist Phil McNulty also defender Marsch’s men and their actions, saying on Twitter: “Are the celebration police really out for Leeds United today? 3-1 down in the second half and win 4-3?

“Presumably a firm handshake and three cheers for the opposition. Joyless nonsense.”

Agbonlahor is crazy to take issue with the celebration and the only logical explanation for his viewpoint is that it at least brings viewers to TalkSPORT and presumably helps with his paycheck. 

In all honestly, Leeds fan should savour this moment because there is no guarantee they will have top-flight football to enjoy next term. Regardless of that, though, they should be able to enjoy the game in any manner they see fit, that’s part of the fun.

Does Gabby Agbonlahor have a point?





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