Leeds suffered a harsh defeat at the hands of Chelsea last Saturday in what was a riveting encounter played at Stamford Bridge.
The match ended 3-2 in favour of the Blues who managed to edge past Marcelo Bielsa’s men via a last-minute penalty.
The loss left Leeds supporters feeling embittered, some of whom made midfielder Mateusz Klich the scapegoat for the beating.
The 31-year-old midfielder found himself at the receiving end of some brutal online abuse after it was his inadvertent foul that led to Chelsea being awarded the winning penalty, forcing the Polish international to de-activate his Twitter.
However, amongst the plethora of hate and negative tweets, many Leeds supporters have also come out in support of Klich.
Wanting to show the midfielder just how loved he is at Leeds, some supporters held out a banner during Leeds latest outing at the Etihad.
Unfortunately, though, the show of solidarity ended up missing the mark somewhat when people realized Mateusz was actually spelt as Mateguz on the banner.
The typo mistake, if it was one, was too glaring to remain unnoticed, and fans were quick to point out the obvious, suggesting they should’ve at least got his name right in the first place.
Thankfully, the banner wasn’t the only bit of support Klich received on the night as the Leeds faithful also chanted his song during the warm-up at Etihad.
Leeds United fans singing Mateusz Klich's song at the Etihad as he warms up. He responds with applause.— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) December 14, 2021
While it is fair to level criticism at Klich for his error and general display, abuse should not be acceptable at all.
Besides being a disgrace to the sport in general, abuse only does a disservice to players rather than encouraging them.