Noel Hunt angers Leeds fans with Galatasaray tweet, offers half-apology

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Leeds fans criticised former striker Noel Hunt who says he was just showing support for an old teammate.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Hunt managed to offend fans of his former club by sending a message relating to Galatasaray.

The Turkish side's name is a dirty word in Yorkshire, after two Leeds fans were stabbed to death in 2000 ahead of a UEFA Cup match between the two clubs.

Former Leeds winger Harry Kewell was a hero at the club but wiped out all goodwill in an instant by later joining Galatasaray.

Last night Hunt sent a message showing support for former Reading teammate Jem Karacan, who scored his first goal for the Turkish side.

He felt it was innocent enough, but he was inundated with responses criticising him for being insensitive to fans of the club he left in late 2014.

He responded to supporters calling him 'sick' by addressing his position, but may have made matters worse by calling Leeds fans sensitive.

Hunt was signed by former Leeds boss Brian McDermott but his spell at Elland Road was not a happy one, failing to score a single goal before being released.

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