Burnley demand explanation from Ladbrokes after sponsor taunts players


The inevitable finally happened to Leeds in July, as academy product and fans favourite Charlie Taylor finally got his long-term wish of leaving Elland Road for greener pastures - the English Premier League.

An EFL spokesman said: 'As a result of police advice, in conjunction with the club's safety officer, it was agreed at the conclusion of extra-time that the penalty kicks would be taken at the home end of the stadium due to general safety concerns'.

One message posted on the official Twitter account of Ladbrokes was addressed to Wood and Taylor, followed by an image of a raised middle finger and the words: "Yours sincerely, Leeds fans #LUFC".

Ladbrokes, who are the club's "official United Kingdom betting partner" and sponsor the Cricket Field Stand at Turf Moor, made the post in the wake of Burnley's loss to Leeds in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

On a night where Leeds United made club history and recorded a shock win over Burnley in a Carabao Cup third round, a large section of fans have expressed their displeasure with the performance of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

In a statement, Ladbrokes said: "They were very poorly conceived tweets which we have since deleted".

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

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

Burnley's Chris Wood scored a late penalty and again in the shootout but it wasn't enough to beat his former team Leeds United.

Pablo Hernandez then netted a penalty in the 94th minute for Leeds, before Clarets winger Robbie Brady tied the game just two minutes later.