Jarring scenes engulfed Elland Road after Leeds salvaged a 2-2 draw against Brentford in the 95th minute.
Leeds have built a habit of leaving things late up until the last moment in recent weeks, as evidenced in their latest outing.
Returning from an injury, Patrick Bamford found the back of the net as he swung in Raphinha’s corner deep into added time.
The celebrations at the last-minute equalizer were jubilant, to say the least, as Bamford and other Leeds players found themselves on the halfway line, heaped in elation.
Raphinha, who delivered the corner, alone and standing on the other side of the pitch, turned to face Brentford supporters.
Grabbing his shirt and tapping on the club’s crest, the Brazilian chose to celebrate the moment by goading the travelling supporters.
Fans loved the passion that was on display by the Brazilian forward.
Just check out Raphinha! 🥵 #LUFC pic.twitter.com/PnmnnqLTes— Royal Whites (@RoyalWhites27) December 5, 2021
However, celebrations on the pitch were no match for the drama that unfolded in the directors’ box at full time.
Leeds administrator Victor Orta was caught on camera screaming and fuming at the end of the match. Putting his finger on his lips, gesturing his target to keep shut, Orta seethed in anger.
Cameras remained focused on the furious chief, and it wasn’t immediately apparent who Orta’s quarrel was with.
Only later did it become known that the Leeds chief was gesturing towards Brentford VIPs, suggesting as though to keep their opinions to themselves. Though the target of the administration’s ire appeared more baffled than anything.
Orta had to be eventually restrained, and only then did order prevail in the row once again.
Passions were running very high for Leeds director Victor Orta at full time 👀 pic.twitter.com/q5TBePZuoU— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 5, 2021
The result means Marcelo Bielsa’s men are 14th in the Premier League table, only 6 points clear of a relegation spot.
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