From being crowned champions of England’s second tier in mid-September, it’s hard to be that cheery as a Leeds fan when looking at their club’s current dwelling in 11th place in the Championship.
The Elland Road faithful haven’t lost their sense of humour, though, as shown by their reaction on Sunday to going two goals down to visiting Bristol City.
Leeds found themselves up against it early on having twice failed to deal with long throw-ins within the game’s first twenty minutes, but a raucous crowd at Elland Road wasn’t letting the scoreline dampen their spirits.
These tweets below from Leeds fans sum up why the Yorkshire club has one of the best fan bases in the country…
When the south stand burst out into Leeds are going up at 2-0 down I couldn’t help but laugh, the atmosphere was class ?#lufc
— JORD (@jordyc243) February 18, 2018
Crowd now taking the mickey
70': Chants of "Leeds are going up" followed by "we're gonna win the league and now you're going to believe us". Before that every Leeds pass was getting an "ole". A real bizarre situation this.
— Thames Valley Whites (@TV_WHITES) February 19, 2018
The sarcastic chanting somehow seemed to motivate the players, however, as Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe rescued Leeds a point with goals inside the final 20 minutes.
All this started from Leeds fans sarcastically chanting 'Leeds are going up' to 'we are the champions, champions of europe'.
— mathew hibbert (@matteohib94) February 18, 2018
Very odd how the ‘Leeds are going up’ chant which was v ironic turned into a ‘we might as well get behind the useless sods’ champions of Europe and recovery followed. Bizarre
— Jon Slater (@jonslats48) February 18, 2018
Paul Heckingbottom, in his first home game as Leeds manager, lauded the support.
He said: “I thought they were fantastic. At 2-0 there can’t be many people not singing.
“They played their part and I thought the support deserved three. I can’t shout as loud as 30,000 — they made a huge difference.”