Ladbrokes apologise to Burnley after social media gaffe

Lynette Rowe
September 21, 2017

Leeds supporters were left perplexed after 120 minutes of their Carabao Cup clash with Burnley on Tuesday night, when a police officer seemingly advised the referee against allowing the penalty shootout to take place at the away supporters' end of Turf Moor.

It came after they made the move from the Championship leaders to the Premier League club this summer, with Wood joining Burnley for £15million and Taylor costing a compensation fee of around £7million.

Ladbrokes are the Clarets "official United Kingdom betting partner", but tweeted an emoji of a raised middle finger with the message "Yours sincerely, Leeds fans £LUFC".

Sean Dyche has insisted that he was baffled by the treatment from Leeds United fans of old boys Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor in Burnley's League Cup defeat on Tuesday night.

A spokesman for Burnley said: "The club are aware of the problem. It was only meant to be a bit of fun but failed in that regard".

The match had ended 2-2 following a frantic end to normal time, when a free-kick from Burnley midfielder Robbie Brady cancelled out what had appeared to be a decisive penalty from Pablo Hernandez some four minutes into time added on.

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In the end the visitors prevailed 5-3, but many fans took to social media to criticise the performance of Borthwick-Jackson.

"It's a unusual business, football", he said.

He said: "Before I came here I knew about Leeds, I've followed English football since I was a kid and I knew Leeds were a big team".

Extra time passed with no further goals and so a shootout was needed to split the teams.

Those two have been fantastic servants to Leeds, if I'm honest.

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