Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to question The Sun journalist Justin Allen over a tweet in which he appeared to refer to the Whites as “vultures”. 

The reporter shared a post from Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony in which the club official suggested that Leeds’ seemingly imminent swoop for Wigan Athletic starlet Joe Gerhardt highlighted a key flaw in the EFL’s running practices.

The Latics recently entered administration, and are reportedly set to agree a deal worth around £1 million with Marcelo Bielsa’s men for the teenager.

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Allen retweeted MacAnthony’s post, alongside his own comment reading: “Completely agree with Darragh here.

“Leeds have got a player way below market value.

“The vultures around carcasses culture must be stopped.”

Allen later put out another tweet clarifying his original comment: “I am not intending to slag Leeds on this.

“The system needs reforming, that’s all.”

But you can completely understand why so many fans took exception to his initial post.

Whether he meant to single out Leeds or not, there’s no denying that Allen’s tweet was poorly worded, and made it sound as if he had an issue with the Whites’ deal for Gelhardt specifically.

And again, maybe this wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the fact that Leeds have been decimated over the years by clubs taking their best young talent during times of financial hardship.

James Milner, Fabian Delph, Aaron Lennon, Lewis Cook – the list is a long one.

And that’s without looking back on the sales that followed our relegation from the Premier League in 2004.

Paul Robinson, Alan Smith, and Harry Kewell were all sold for a pittance around that time, and nobody batted an eyelid.

We’re sure there was no malicious intent in Allen’s tweet, but it really was quite a poor error of judgement on his part.

Here are some of the best tweets from exasperated Leeds fans:

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