'Insult to the clubs history', 'Absolute disaster' - Leeds fans fume as Whites make bold reveal
Leeds United fans have been left fuming on social media after the club made their bold reveal for the Player of the Year nominees.
The Whites have endured a torrid season, which includes picking up just two wins since the start of 2018, and languish in 14th after holding out early hopes of a play off spot come the end of the campaign.
The four senior stars put forward for the honour, as revealed on the Whites’ official Twitter account, were Ezgjan Alioski, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Samu Saiz, while the club also made the touching gesture to include five-year-old Toby Nye among the candidates, a Leeds United fan who is battling stage four neuroblastoma.
????️ | Gjanni Alioski, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, Samu Saiz or Toby Nye, who's your 2017/18 #LUFC Player of the Year?
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 16, 2018
However, fans were less than impressed with the options available, taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations, many insisting that none of them deserved the award, and others naming Hernandez as the deserved winner.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Nominating Roofe and Alioski is indicative of a poor, poor season. They've been average and that's being kind. Saiz has been brilliant in short spells and got himself banned for 6 games for being a petulant arse.
Even Pablo is only effective at home generally.
What a club.
— Andy McVeigh (@pantsdanny) April 16, 2018
But none of those under performing over paid lumps of wood deserve it
— Dave-the-rave (@daveygravy888) April 16, 2018
Or just given it to Pablo Hernandez? I mean they’ve even added roofe just to add the numbers up????
— ✍???? (@LufcFan1919) April 16, 2018
You could argue the same applies to the rest of the list.
— Johnboy (@_Johnboy_) April 16, 2018
— TEG. (@Gr33nw00d) April 16, 2018
When you know a player who you won’t give a contract to will win and you don’t want to look ridiculous presenting him with the award…
— leah (@leahwallerx) April 16, 2018
Give the award to the fans as the have kept the club going All season
— Noel Rice (@NoelRice64) April 16, 2018
Gjanni Alioski, Kemar Roofe hahahahahahahaha
— Jamie Kilburn (@J_Kilburn) April 16, 2018
This list is embarrassing
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) April 16, 2018
An absolute disaster of a season summed up with this, well done. Just give the award to Pablo, no need for a vote.
— Rob Barber (@rjbarber91) April 16, 2018
Of the candidates, Roofe has been the clubs top scorer with 13 goals across all competitions, while Hernandez has chipped in with the most assists, setting his team mates up 10 times.
In terms of goals contributed to, adding both their strikes and assists, the Spaniard leads the way with 19, followed by Saiz and Roofe with 17 and Alioski on 12.
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