Brighton cemented their place in the automatic promotion places of the Championship, as they notched a 2-0 win over high-flying Leeds. The Seagulls came into the match on a thirteen-match unbeaten run, and moved up to the top of the League with the win.
The loss left a bitter aftertaste for many of the Leeds’ fans in attendance, as they saw Kalvin Phillips get sent off in the first quarter of the match, and two penalties being awarded to their opposition.
The fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure, especially over the willingness of Brighton players to go down at the slightest contact.
Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert took most of the flak, for his constant, and sometimes even comical lunges. The Frenchman has a history of theatrics, and here he was found to be the butt of the Leeds fans’ frustrations.
Check out the reactions from the Leeds fans below!
Knockaert biggest con artist in football
— Liam Irvine (@IrvineLiam) December 9, 2016
Fed up of seeing knockaert going down like a sack of spuds every time anyone touches him, fucking soft twat!
— Daniel Ellis (@daniel_ellis94) December 9, 2016
Jesus, Knockaert has gone down that easily against #lufc that if he was a woman he'd be a definite keeper and marriage material
— ManicStreetTeacher (@365DaysofWhine) December 9, 2016
Surprised Knockaert didn't fall over when Houghton shook his hand as he was subbed.. #lufc
— Unofficial Leeds Utd (@uLUFC) December 9, 2016
Knockaert; flash & soft. #bhafc
— Lee Wakefield (@Wakefield90) December 9, 2016
We're too honest. If Dallas went down like a massive vagina (ala Knockaert/Dunk) we'd probs have won a pen. #lufc
— NM (@nmarshall0) December 9, 2016
— Steve Badham (@sjbadham17) December 9, 2016
One thing I've learnt about Brighton tonight…
Knockaert is a massive vulva…
— LeedsOnTour™ (@LeedsOnTour) December 9, 2016
— Johnny Walker (@jwalker5211) December 9, 2016