By David Woods

31st Dec, 2020 | 9:33am

'That's a joke' – Simon Grayson reacts to BBC update on Leeds United

The BBC has delivered its top 12 most memorable football moments of the year – as voted for by fans – and Leeds United getting promoted made number six.

Former Leeds player and manager Simon Grayson reacted on BBC 5 Live saying, “6th?! Is that all?! That’s a joke by the way.”

The BBC posted all 12 moments on its official Twitter page on Wednesday.

Number one was Liverpool winning the Premier League.

What was more memorable than Leeds getting promoted?

Nothing for us, obviously and we do think it deserves to be higher on the list but there were some other big memorable moments this year.

Top of the pile for the BBC was Liverpool winning the Premier League and we’ll give them that.

Second, though, was Barcelona beating Barcelona on the way to winning the Champions League. Really?

Third was Lionel Messi scoring his record 644th goal and fourth was Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 100th international goal. Both deserve a place in the top 12 but they’re not more memorable than Leeds getting promoted after 16 years in the wilderness.

Fifth was Scotland qualifying for Euro 2020 – again, a memorable moment but not bigger than Leeds’ achievement.

We think Liverpool and Leeds should have got the top two spots. Both were incredible achievements from clubs that had sought those incredibly-hard-to-win prizes for years.

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