'Mind the gap' – Leeds players mock rival manager in footage quickly deleted by club
Brentford manager Thomas Frank said a few things that got under the skin of Leeds United fans and players in the Championship run-in.
And the players got their own back with a song dedicated to Frank after being presented with the Championship trophy at Elland Road last night.
Brentford ended up 12 points behind Leeds, one point more than when the season was suspended in March.
Brentford also missed out on automatic promotion after losing their last two games and will now have to hope they can win the play-offs.
The song was posted by a Leeds fan who said, “Club deleted the tweet but luckily I saved it.”
The footage shows Leeds players with the trophy singing, “Mind the gap, mind the gap Thomas Frank, mind the gap, mind the gap I say…”
— Toby (@toby__jh) July 23, 2020
This was the original tweet that the club decided wasn’t wise to stay up.
Leeds uploaded a video of Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas singing “Mind the gap, Thomas Frank!” after Brentford failed to gain automatic promotion last night but it was quickly deleted 😅😂 pic.twitter.com/3RbwqVfPJ9
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) July 23, 2020
Talk done on the pitch
Back before Leeds were set to play Brentford in February, Frank did Bielsa’s team talk for him when he said, “I’m 100 per cent sure they [Leeds] fear us going into this game, that’s not to say we’re going to win it. Because momentum is one thing, history is one thing — but then you go into the game and it has its own life.”
Then, as his side went on an incredible run of eight wins in a row, closing the gap at the top, Frank said, “It’s a big win. It’s up to West Brom and Leeds to come up with an answer.”
Through this whole Coronavirus outbreak, Leeds have done their talking on the pitch. And then some.
Since the 1-1 draw with Brentford back in February, Leeds have won 12 games, lost one and drawn one.
In the same period, Brentford won eight, drew three and lost three.
Brentford won so many plaudits on their eight-game run, deservedly so, but Leeds were accused of blowing up after losing just one game against Cardiff.
It’s the sort of bias that we’re used to but Leeds absolutely stamped their authority on the pitch this season and we love the song even if the club is a bit embarrassed by it.
We’ve got nothing against Brentford or Frank, though, and would love them to come up via the play-offs.
In other Leeds United news, Did Poveda just let the cat out the bag with Ben White claim amid wild Leeds celebrations?