West Brom’s season came to a bitterly disappointing end on Tuesday night as the Baggies promotion dreams were crushed on penalties.
There were a number of poor performances throughout the second leg of their play-off semi-final with Aston Villa, but Jonathan Leko was a player singled out for criticism.
The 20-year-old came off the bench in extra-time to add pace to Albion’s frontline but failed to put in a convincing display. As a result, the Hawthorns faithful slammed the 6 ft winger on Twitter.
One supporter went as far as saying he looked like a disjointed 70-year-old, whilst another claimed Leko didn’t have a brain.
It was a vicious attack on the player who was also ripped into for his effort and further told that he should never wear a West Brom shirt again. Another academy product Rekeem Harper was slated in some tweets too.
Leko burst onto the scene in the Premier League a number of years ago but hasn’t reached the heights expected of him when he was a teenager.
As such, he’s struggled to get first-team football this term, making just seven appearances across all competitions.
Here’s what Albion fans have been saying.
Jonny Leko ain’t any better than HRK…should never wear an Albion shirt again..FACT..#WBA
— Stuart Field (@Baggiesgoboing) May 15, 2019
Thoughts on Leko last night looked knackered two minutes after been on pitch . The same player who some reckon should be in team . One to move on . #wba
— Richard Downing (@rjdowning) May 15, 2019
Gonna put it out there. 2 major disappoints for me today…
Their names are Leko and Harper. Youngest, freshest legs on the pitch and no commitment, no desire. Poor Holgate outran them after playing for 110 minutes.
I wouldn’t be sad to see them leave. Sorry, not sorry #WBA
— Matthew (@mattr1990) May 14, 2019
I agree, Leko’s work rate was shocking! Didn’t show no desire. Just jogging about like it was a pre season game.
— michaelmxbride (@michaelmxbride) May 15, 2019
Said the same, ball went past Leko and he just slowly jogs back when hes been on the pitch 10 minutes while you have our 2 FBs and 3 CBs sprinting for 120 minutes
— Ryan (@RyanPGlasgow) May 15, 2019
— Jordan Kramer (@Jord012) May 14, 2019
The efforts of #wba Leko after his cameo. Looks like a disjointed 70 year old. No effort at all.
— Buendia’s right foot (@jabbidabbadoo) May 14, 2019
Genuinely not sure there is a brain in the skull of Leko #wba
— Ricci Dunn (@B_H_Baggie) May 14, 2019