Andros Townsend had a very brief ill-fated loan spell at Leeds United back in 2012 but he was back to haunt the fans over the weekend at Selhurst Park.
He popped up again on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning to pick over the bones of the game and he was very complimentary about Leeds.
He said that Leeds United were an “incredible” side and that he thoroughly enjoyed playing them in the flesh after seeing them on TV this season.
He was also, obviously, asked about that offside decision that’s been one of the main talking points of the weekend.
There, he was slightly more contentious, saying that it was offside and that while he’s not a fan of VAR, rules are rules.
Obviously, being the contentious bit, that was what was wrapped up for one of talkSPORT’s bite-sized bait-a-thons on Twitter.
👕 “If the t-shirt line’s the limit you have to abide by that.”
🤷♂️ “I sympathise with Patrick Bamford but it’s offside.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 10, 2020
Plenty of Leeds fans fell for it and while we don’t agree with what he said, we don’t really have a problem with any of it.
He’s a Crystal Palace player and we’re pretty sure some of the Leeds side would be saying the same thing if we’d won 4-1 and got the decision.
However, many Leeds fans feel differently and he picked up a number of replies that might prove to him that he’s still got a long way to go if he wants to be forgiven for his loan spell back in the day.
Here are the best reactions to Townsend’s comments…
Doing yourself, nor the sport any favours here with that take pal.
Player’s, managers and supporters up and down the country are sick to the back teeth of VAR being used and interpreted incorrectly.
Nobody needs a player supporting this insanity .
It coukd be Palace next son
— Bielsa’s Cheese Wedge Ultras 🏆 (@Allcheese1) November 10, 2020
Even if bamford is "technically" ahead of the player with the VAR lines drawn on, it's the player in front of bamford who you can't see properly who could be playing him on that is the problem.
Completely ignored by VAR. Surely with that doubt, the goal must be given?
— Lee Hutchinson 🏆 (@leemhutchinson) November 10, 2020
Line drawn against the wrong player 🧐 pic.twitter.com/a7iNA2XMJT
— Paul Turner (@st07pat) November 10, 2020
Technically, he is right. However, if the lines were drawn correctly from the defender the other side of him, then he is clearly ONSIDE. VAR and specifically Mike Dean guessed.. totally unacceptable.
— Oooops&Downs (@UpsDowns8) November 10, 2020
Course he does !!! The only person to say it’s offside a palace player 😂 come on @andros_townsend you’re better than that – you know that’s on!! You won the game fair and square no qualms about that but that is never offside
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) November 10, 2020
We just have to hope it goes in our favour next then as Leeds fans. It was ridiculous, but as long as it's consistent then we should benefit in the future. Looking at West Ham later that evening though tells you offside is not consistent
— Stu Dalgleish 💛💙 (@StuDalgleish) November 10, 2020
— Matty💛💙 (@LUFCEclipse) November 10, 2020
— we all love leeds💙🤍💛 (@sideb4self) November 10, 2020
— Matt James (@Matt1Lufc) November 10, 2020
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