Leeds United fans have had some impassioned battles with the EFL and Spygate almost tipped them over the edge.
The fans have long thought there was an agenda against Leeds and in the Championship run-in, the Whites were made to play last in every round of fixtures.
That didn’t stop the surge to promotion, though, and Leeds ended up winning the league at a canter, 10 points clear of West Brom in second.
Leeds won all of their last six games in July, scoring 17 goals and conceding just two.
The man who inspired these victories was Pablo Hernandez, who scored three and added three assists in incredible cameos from the bench.
However, in what one Leeds fan called the “EFL’s last dig at Leeds before we leave them forever”, neither Hernandez, nor any other Leeds player made the official EFL’s Championship Player of the Month nominations for July.
— Daniel Stewart (@dnstewart67) July 31, 2020
It’s scarcely believable that Hernandez didn’t even make the top four and plenty of Leeds fans let the EFL’s Championship Twitter account know how they felt in no uncertain terms.
The one good thing is that, after this, we don’t have to worry about the EFL anymore. It’s time for the Premier League, for Saturday night highlights on Match of the Day, and trips to Anfield and Old Trafford. It’s a league that will appreciate Hernandez for the magician he is.
We wish we could say we enjoyed our time with you, EFL, but we’d be lying (aside from the last few weeks, of course).
And we hope we don’t see you again.
Here are the incredulous reactions from Leeds fans…
Leeds win 6 in a row and no one from Leeds here….🤣🤣🤣
— stu-leeds (@stuartmyershot1) July 30, 2020
— Daniel Scaife (@danpscaife) July 30, 2020
— Jay Cartwright (@Oli_LUFC_) July 31, 2020
Do you even watch these games? Pablo should be choices A, B, C and D. In fact, you should rename it the Pablo Hernandez player of the month award. #lufc
— 🏆 Paul Allen 💙💛 #lufc fan (@paullufc1) July 30, 2020
Definitely, it should be retired in his honour is what should happen. El Mago is who he is.
— 🏆 Paul Allen 💙💛 #lufc fan (@paullufc1) July 31, 2020
Pablo literally got us promotion in the final few games
— tom(C)🏆 (@tommylufc1) July 30, 2020
Chuffing hell – a man that basically inspired his team into the Premier League is not even nominated?? Oh well, not something we have to worry about next season @SkyBetChamp.
— Mark Cooper (@TheMollster_09) July 30, 2020
Yet again another reason not to be in the championship. No clue on what a top player looks like. Pablo is by far the best player. #joke
— John Dyson 🏆 (@Jpdyson) July 30, 2020
No pablo hernandez again
— adam beck (@amjbeck67) July 30, 2020
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