By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans on Twitter have not taken kindly to Sheffield Wednesday defender Vincent Sasso after he claimed the Whites were not better than the Owls.
The Yorkshire duo are currently close in the league table with just three points and two places currently separating them.
However, Garry Monk’s team currently have the advantage in fourth, while Wednesday sit in sixth.
Leeds have also beat Sheffield Wednesday twice from their two games this campaign with their most recent clash ending in a 1-0 win for Monk’s outfit.
But, despite all this Sasso controversially believes Leeds are not better than the Owls and in a press conference covered by Yorkshire Evening Post writer Leon Wobschall he spoke out about the famous Elland Road side.
Sasso: 'Leeds have beaten us twice this season, but I don't think they are better than us.' #swfc
— leon wobschall (@LeonWobYP) March 6, 2017
This comment has understandably got the back up of a number of Leeds fans on social media and a large number have hit back at the Wednesday defender.
One fan asked why their Yorkshire counterparts were always talking about them following Sam Hutchinson’s comments in February, while another simply shared that Sasso would not get in their reserves.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
why are they always talking about #lufc anyway? That cockney Sam wotsisface was giving it large and we still beat them
— Andrew Burke (@andrewMOT) March 6, 2017
they do have some decent players but sasso isn't one of them
— Benidorm 🙂 (@haz444) March 6, 2017
sasso the defender who can't defend
— Andy Hurst (@a85hurst) March 6, 2017
Who's Sasso? Name doesn't ring any bells.
— Wayne (@waynelufc1) March 6, 2017
He's entitled to his opinion. We'll make do with the 6 points #lufc
— Neil Royce (@royceylufc) March 6, 2017
— sam (usaiz) (@sam51h) March 6, 2017
awful player that Sasso
— Danieljamesrose (@danieljamesros2) March 6, 2017
Sasso played the full 90 minutes in Wednesday’s recent defeat against Leeds, picking up a booking in a bad afternoon for the defender.
He will now be hoping to help the Sheffield-based club win promotion to the top flight, but these comments could help spur Leeds on.