Tom Cairney airs delight on Twitter after scoring v Leeds, hits out at fans
By Harvey Byrne
Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney described his goal against Leeds on Tuesday evening as the “best moment on a football pitch.”
The Yorkshire giants were leading from the fifth minute after Cottagers defender Tim Ream put the ball into the back of his own net.
However, Kalvin Phillips’ red card in the 89th minute was a sign of what was to come as Cairney placed home a stoppage time equaliser, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
The 26-year-old was released by Leeds at the age of 16 and while he shared his delight on his personal Twitter account, he also hit out at a minority of Leeds fans, calling them classless.
— Tom Cairney (@ThomasCairney) March 7, 2017
Yeah they were abusing all the families in the cottage tonight they told me after… disgusting they’ve got no class mate! Makes it sweeter! https://t.co/M19x4U5Fra
— Cairney10 (@ThomasCairney) March 8, 2017
Cairney spent nine years in the Leeds youth system before being released for being too small.
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He has since made a name for himself at each of Hull, Blackburn and Fulham and he has been key to the Cottagers’ successful campaign.
The dynamic midfielder was linked with a move to top of the league Newcastle in the summer, but he remained in London with eight goals and 11 assists to his name from 38 matches in all competitions this season.
Meanwhile, Leeds will now be looking to return to winning ways as soon as possible with Ian Holloway’s 14th placed QPR coming up next on Saturday at Elland Road.
In other Leeds news, this 17-year-old has been promoted to the senior squad.