By Amir Mir
Leeds supporters have hit back at Reading manager Jaap Stam following his comments about the club.
The former Manchester United defender stated that “it would be nice” if his supporters were “hostile” towards their fans ahead of their clash on Saturday evening.
Garry Monk’s side travel to the Madjeski Stadium looking to do the double over their promotion rivals following their 2-0 win at Elland Road in December.
During that encounter, Stam was critical of the club’s playing style and their supporters as the Royals were beaten in an encounter where they had 77 per cent of the ball.
It seems the Dutchman has not got over that defeat as he felt the urge to continue his criticism of the Yorkshire club.
His comments didn’t go down too well with the Elland Road faithful who were hoping to turn over their opponents at the weekend.
Fifth-placed Reading are two points behind the Whites in the table, knowing three points will prove to be crucial in the race for promotion with eight games of the season remaining.
Nonetheless, Leeds fans felt that Stam was still heartbroken from the defeat in December while another informed the Dutchman that possession doesn’t win games.
Furthermore, one supporter stated that Leeds doing the double over Reading and their manager would make his weekend.
Overall, the Elland Road faithful were not too pleased with Stam’s comments as they fired shots back at the former Manchester United centre-back.
Here is a selection of their messages:
I hope we turn Reading over at the weekend just shut Stam up #lufc
— Simon Haddock (@Si_Haddock) March 30, 2017
— Steve Smith (@holmesy1987) March 30, 2017
Double over Reading and double over Stam will make for a brilliant weekend #lufc
— Mitch (@lufcmitch) March 30, 2017
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) March 30, 2017
— the real fat shady (@mcurr01) March 30, 2017
'You can say about being boring but we had 80% of the ball so I don't know who's boring'
— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) March 30, 2017
So Stam thinks the Reading fans should be hostile towards us on Saturday? In before the #lufc away fans out sing their entire stadium.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) March 30, 2017
In other Leeds news, this coach has quit after being asked to take a wage cut.