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Leeds condemn Bamford abuse and harassment online

Leeds United have released a statement condemning abuse and harassment of Patrick Bamford online. 

The striker has been the subject of abusive social media behaviour after individuals took to Twitter to send unpleasant messages after his penalty miss this weekend.

Bamford had his penalty saved by Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope, a costly miss at the time when Leeds could have gone 2-0 up at Elland Road on Saturday.

“Overnight Patrick Bamford and his family have received completely unacceptable online abuse including several threats via Twitter,” a club statement read on Sunday afternoon.

“The time for this behaviour to stop is now.

“Those making threats do not reflect our fan base and are not welcome at our club.

“We would like to thank all those supporters who have reached out to Patrick and his family to show their support.”

Bamford has been a loyal servant of the club since joining in 2018.

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