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Ex-Leeds hero enjoys a night in the Leeds away end at Hillsborough

It's always a special moment when a current or ex-player elects to sit in the stands with the fans as opposed to sitting in corporate hospitality. Last night at Hillsborough, a former Leeds United striker was in the away end with the rest of the travelling Whites for their Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday.

Ross Mccormack, who scored 58 goals in 158 appearances for Leeds between 2010 and 2014, stood among the Leeds away fans last night and got the full away day experience. He took to Instagram earlier in the day to post a video of himself on a train heading to the match with several other Leeds fans and when he arrived he clearly made no attempt to hide his identity and fair play to him.

Videos quickly surfaced on social media of McCormack being serenaded on the concourse before the former Scotland international started a chant of his own. As fans around him hushed the rest of the concourse, McCormack burst into a rendition of Leeds' new chant for left-back Junior Firpo much to the delight of everyone around him.

More Leeds limbs at Hillsborough

Leeds United are widely regarded as having one of the best set of away supporters in the country. However, there are some people who accuse them of “forcing” the limbs trend that has swept across football fandom in recent years.

In their recent FA Cup tie with Chelsea, a Leeds fan fell off the top tier at Stamford Bridge when celebrating Mateo Joseph's opener. That hasn't deterred the Leeds fans from celebrating wildly though, with the away end a sight to behold when Willy Gnono put the Whites 2-0 up right in front of the travelling supporters.

The Leeds away fans didn't impress everyone, however, as one person in the comments said: “The words “cup” and “final” spring to mind. A chance for Leeds to visit Yorkshire’s biggest football city where little short of 60,000 regularly watch a relegation struggle…Equalling Wednesday’s league titles and FA Cups will always be a dream.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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