'Worst footballer we've had in years' - Leeds fans tear into one man after Reading display
Leeds United fans have turned to social media to tear into the performance of left back Laurens De Bock during the club’s 2-2 draw with Reading on Saturday.
The 25-year-old, who was a new arrival at Elland Road during the winter transfer window, returned to the starting XI after three games away, which saw him completely left out of the match day squad against both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford.
However, the supporters were not impressed with what they saw from the dutch defender, and took to Twitter blast his performance.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Well, just got the answer about De Bock, looks like Derby wasn't a one off mans a liability #lufc
— markcally (@markcally8) March 10, 2018
We paid a seven figure sum for de Bock? I don't even know how to comprehend that. #lufc #mot
— Greg Andrews LUFC (@Greg_01) March 10, 2018
He’s another Ali Dia this De Bock lad #LUFC
— Neil Darley (@beefylufc) March 10, 2018
De Bock is definitely in the top 50 left backs we’ve had in the last 10 years. Unfortunately he’s somewhere between Fede Bessone and Toni Capaldi. #lufc
— Calum Archibald (@calumarchie) March 10, 2018
Questions need to be asked about recruitment if De Bock is now a worse option than a teenager who has no senior appearances to his name. #lufc
— Poz (@Poz89) March 10, 2018
Remember the pro orta brigade claiming de bock was a good signing ???????????? #lufc
— #LUFC (@THEGAFFASOFFICE) March 10, 2018
If Ekuban or De Bock comes out for 2nd half I’m sticking pins in my eyes #lufc
— Jon Green (@jongreen1960) March 10, 2018
And shock as De Bock, the worst footballer we’ve had in years, is miles out of position. Hahaha banter
— JWC (@TheJackyCalv) March 10, 2018
The Whites were forced to come from behind to rescue a point at the Madjeski Stadium, although did manage to lead the Royals for all of two minutes just before the hour mark.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson opened the scoring for the home side after just 16 minutes, before Pontus Jansson side footed home to level the scores just before the half time break.
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Pablo Hernandez, who is out of contract with Leeds in the summer, went on to give Paul Heckingbottom’s side the lead but Eunan O’Kane conceded an own goal to leave the sides on equal footing.
The result leaves Leeds sitting in 13th, now 11 points adrift of the play off spots.
In other Leeds United news, the club’s stars are under threat of being axed in the summer.