Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to a rather divisive anniversary, as Wednesday marks 20 years since Alan Smith scored on his debut for the club.
Leeds fans have been reflecting on the career of Smith, and they seem pretty evenly split between forgiving his controversial move to Manchester United and hating him for it.
The 38-year-old, born in Rothwell, spent two years with the academy at Elland Road before making the jump to the first team.
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His debut goal against Liverpool came on this day in 1998, and he went on to make 172 league appearances for the Whites, scoring 38 times.
He formed a brilliant partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and became the first Leeds player to win the “Supporters’ Player of the Year” award two years running.
Some fans still can’t forgive him for jumping ship to Manchester United after the Whites’ relegation though, a move that didn’t exactly pan out for him either.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I don't care how petty it may seem but I'll never forgive him for that. He was my leeds hero growing up and he made that move for his reasons not to save leeds. Wish people stopped making a martyr of him.
— Daniel Winter ©™ (@Dan_LUFC_Winter) November 14, 2018
I think the anger at him is pretty pathetic IMO. If youre a professional footballer and the (objectively) best and most successful team in UK comes for you, u don’t say no. Leeds weren’t even in the same division anymore, he didn’t owe us anything, clearly loved playing for Leeds
— Matt (@MSR248) November 14, 2018
And then he leaves for Man u ….
— Lee (@Lee34145375) November 14, 2018
Still a Judas! Leeds lad and signs for a team he will of hated with a passion as a lad, don’t get it!
— Carlos (@StainlessSteed) November 14, 2018
Thought this was going to be some rehabilitation attempt with some rewritten history thrown in but no, no new info, judas scum
— Phil Rawcliffe (@PhilomenSky) November 14, 2018
20 years on and if given the chance, Jack Clarke could have the same effect imo
— mark (@markflopper) November 14, 2018
I don’t think he quite lived up to the early promise.
— David (@BilliardsCue) November 14, 2018