Billy Sharp thanks fans on Twitter after 'poor' Leeds United defeat

The Leeds striker admitted it was 'hard to tweet' after the 2-1 loss at Rotherham but thanked fans for their support, especially after a 30-mile walk for his charity.

Billy Sharp admitted it was 'hard to tweet' after Leeds United's 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United but took to social media anyway - to thank the Elland Road faithful for their support.

Leeds lost the second Yorkshire derby they played in a row, having drawn the first one 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday.

And Sharp, who came on as a second-half substitute, admitted it was a 'poor defeat' but thanked fans for their support.

A group of supporters had raised funds for charity by walking the 30-mile journey from Elland Road to the New York Stadium.

It was organised by The Square Ball fanzine, with the proceeds shared between the Leeds Children’s Hospital and the Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation – the charity set up by Sharp himself and his partner following the death of their son in 2011.

On-field, however, Leeds' defeat means new boss Darko Milanic is now without a win in four Championship games.

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