By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans on Twitter have absolutely destroyed Reading manager Jaap Stam after the Royals fell to a humiliating 7-1 defeat away at Norwich on Saturday afternoon.
There is currently no love lost between the Yorkshire giants’ fan base and the former Holland international, who also played for the club’s fierce rivals Manchester United for three years during his colourful player career.
He had seemingly done himself no favours in endearing himself to the Leeds fan base in December either as after his side’s 2-0 defeat at Elland Road he struck out at supporters, claiming they need to have a look at the way their side plays and was incredibly critical of Garry Monk’s tactics as Reading achieved 77 per cent of possession despite the loss.
However, Saturday’s result for the club from Berkshire gave the Leeds fan base on social media to laugh at Stam, especially since the Whites themselves ran out a convincing 3-0 victory over Preston on the same day.
Reading did in facetearn 56% possession against Norwich in the defeat and a number of Leeds fans paid attention to that stat while slamming Stam with others simply picking other methods to poke fun at the once legendary centre-back.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Jaap Stam must be tearing his hair ou… oh wait #lufc
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) April 8, 2017
— Top of the Kop (@TheTopOfTheKop) April 8, 2017
— Sandy Trethewey (@sandychewey) April 8, 2017
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) April 8, 2017
— Chris Gates (@GatesyChris) April 8, 2017
— Mark Hall 💙💛 (@shadwellian) April 8, 2017
— MarkforeverLeeds (@MarkLawrence88) April 8, 2017
Any #lufc fans picturing jaap voldermoort stams face on the touchline and lolling
— ROB (@RJM_83) April 8, 2017
Leeds and Reading are currently separated by one point in the Championship table in fourth and fifth respectively as both sides aim for a play-off spot with five matches of the season left.
In other Leeds news, Whites fans have also reacted to Sheffield Wednesday’s victory over Newcastle.