By David Woods

6th Feb, 2020 | 7:50am

Bamford sends Twitter message commenting on Leeds fans after toxic week on social media

You couldn’t have blamed Patrick Bamford if he’d deleted all social media after a week in which abuse levels towards him peaked online.

However, Bamford isn’t one for giving up and posted a tweet on Wednesday night after the official Leeds account posted footage of the away fans at Old Trafford.

An incredible 1,400 fans travelled to watch the Under-18s play in an FA Youth Cup match against Man United – more than some clubs take for Championship games.

Bamford replied to the tweet saying, “Wow, some club, some set of fans”.

Bamford has been the chief victim of a toxic week on Twitter following the 1-0 defeat to Wigan last Saturday.

Former players, owner Andrea Radrizzani and most recently CEO Angus Kinnear have tried to stem the tide of abuse with varying degrees of success, but Bamford’s message was received very well by the supporters.

The overwhelming majority of responses were positive, with fans urging Bamford to keep his chin up and ignore the haters.

And, if anything, this should show the more vitriolic keyboard warriors that Bamford is watching Twitter and that certain messages are likely to hurt the club rather than help it.

Of course, the best way for Bamford to shut the haters up is to score the winning goal on Saturday against Notting Forest but that will be no easy task.

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