Leeds fans react to Brighton tweet
Ben White won August’s PFA Fans’ Player of the month on Wednesday but Leeds fans were alarmed to see that Brighton’s official Twitter account had picked up on it.
They’d prefer the Brighton loanee’s successes flew under the radar and were quick to react to the tweet – with hilarious results.
The bulk of replies from Leeds fans were at pains to point out that White is actually a terrible player and that Brighton should either release him for free or let them take him off their hands for a nominal fee.
One said, “Just send him to Leeds on a free and get him off the wage bill”.
We doubt this is going to work. White has been brilliant for Leeds, almost unexpectedly so.
When Leeds signed him his only experience was in Leagues One and Two, but he’s playing like a Championship veteran at the moment.
The LUFCDATA Twitter account has been singing his praises all season – the stats below are from the 3-0 win against Stoke when he boasted a 90% pass accuracy. That’s been his average for the season.
Seriously blown away by Ben White. Every opportunity I have I'm singing his praises. From what I've seen so far, I have no doubt that he'll be playing for England in a few years if he carries on progressing. No exaggeration whatsoever. Brighton have a genuine star in the making. https://t.co/fi8nB0hnW5
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) August 24, 2019
That’s the good news. The bad news is that Leeds don’t have an option to make his move permanent in the summer. Likewise, we hope that Brighton don’t have a recall option for January.
In the meantime, here are the brilliant responses to the Brighton tweet:
👏 What a start to @SkyBetChamp life for this young man!
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) September 4, 2019
He’s crap. Just send him to Leeds on a free and get him off the wage bill.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) September 4, 2019
One of the worst defenders I've ever seen in a Leeds shirt
— Joe Underwood (@joeuC4) September 4, 2019
God awful footballer. Worst I’ve seen at Elland road in a long time. Release him on a free, lads. He’s robbing a wage off both of us. 🙊
— Will C (@Will_c_82) September 4, 2019
awful player, best if we take him off your hands tbh
— zan (@chowdhryzan123) September 4, 2019
Very undeserved, he’s awful. Get rid of him as soon as you get him back. Maybe you can trick Leeds into buying him lol
— Emil Helmuth Degn (@helmuuuth) September 4, 2019
He's actually not very good, you don't want him back. In fact, dont bother keeping your eye on him altogether
— Joe Campbell (@joey_campbell93) September 4, 2019
He's shite lads, probably worth 500k if that if you wanted to sell to a championship club…
— kamron (@Kamron09) September 4, 2019
Hes rubbish release him
— David (@iiTzDavid95x) September 4, 2019