Alex Mowatt reacts on Twitter to Leeds United's defeat

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The Leeds United midfielder took to social media to show his respect for two supporters who are no longer with us following the defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

Leeds United may have suffered a 3-0 defeat against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, but the result paled into insignificance as the Elland Road faithful remembered two of their own.

It was April 2000 when Leeds fans Kevin Speight and Christopher Loftus lost their lives after being stabbed by a Turkish man prior to a UEFA Cup tie against Galatasaray.

They will never be forgotten, and that was clear by the way Elland Road honoured them prior to kick-off.

Leeds’ players would have quietly been hoping to get a win on this of all days, but it was not to be, with Blackburn running out 3-0 winners and Rudy Austin sent off for the hosts.

But football is nothing compared with the atrocities of life and whatever happened on the pitch, for once we reflected on what happened off it.

After the game, Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt took to Twitter to write, “Not the result we wanted. RIP Chris and Kev.”

The 20-year-old has played 32 matches this season, scoring eight goals and setting up an additional two to date. And while he could not influence the result this weekend, he will have much better times to come.

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