Leeds fans react hilariously on Twitter to Sol Bamba flipping at Neil Warnock
By Alex Stevens
Leeds fans reacted with humour on Twitter after Sol Bamba was involved in a remarkable confrontation with his manager Neil Warnock during Cardiff’s 1-1 draw against Ipswich on Saturday.
Bamba, who left Leeds 24 hours after the summer transfer window shut, lost the plot after being sent off with 20 minutes remaining at Portman Road.
He had a confrontation with the Cardiff physio, who ended up on the floor, before clashing with the referee, the fourth official, the Ipswich bench and a few of their players.
It ended in the undignified sight of Warnock trying to physically restrain his own player, while Bamba at one point appeared to respond by pushing his boss away.
Leeds fans took to Twitter to give their verdicts on the bust-up between former Elland Road skipper Bamba and ex-manager Warnock, who was in the dugout at the Yorkshire giants from 2012 to 2013 and is not fondly remembered by supporters.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ed Tierney (@EdTierney1) December 10, 2016
Bamba slapping Warnock. A #lufc legend to the end.
— Al H (@RevAMol) December 10, 2016
The revelation that Sol Bamba is the first person to punch Neil Warnock is way more shocking news than Sol Bamba punching Neil Warwock #lufc
— (((A Human Ape))) (@MrHominidae) December 10, 2016
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) December 10, 2016
Sol Bamba, doing what every #LUFC fan has wanted to do for years.
— Luke Tiernan (@LT_Leeds) December 10, 2016
Sol Bamba with a late entry for the man of the year award! #lufc
— jay simon (@jaysimonleeds1) December 10, 2016
Sol Bamba, there, trying to stick one on Neil Warnock – which, I think, shows he’s still very much Leeds. #LUFC
— Richard Young (@RichardYoung) December 10, 2016
Cardiff managed to hold on to a point at Portman Road despite the hosts having a man advantage for the final 20 minutes.
Warnock’s side are 22nd in the table on 20 points as they struggle to climb out of the relegation places despite the second tier specialist taking the helm.
By contrast, Leeds ended the day fifth in the Championship on 32 points despite their 2-0 defeat to high flying Brighton at the AMEX Stadium on Friday night.
Garry Monk’s side are 11 points adrift of leaders Newcastle, who demolished Birmingham 4-0 at St James’ Park on Saturday.