Former Leeds striker Michael Bridges could not bear to watch.
Last night's Leeds United game was a tough watch. Not just for fans, but for former players who used to wear the famous White shirt.
Michael Bridges, who played for the club between 1999 and 2004, reacted on Twitter to the club's poor show, a woeful 4-0 defeat to Brighton, with all four goals conceded in the first half.
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Bridges posted eight emoji pictures of a monkey covering it's eyes, indicating he could simply not bear to watch.
Just like supporters, Bridges is emotionally connected to the club after his successful playing time for them and the way they stuck by him through his injury problems.
Watching them nowadays is a tough one, especially when they perform like they did last night.
The former striker had told an interview with ABC Grandstand that has since been broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds back in August, he wanted Leeds to consolidate this season and mount a promotion push next year, stating: "I’d rather they have a great season get the players gelled together; got some wins, finished in the top half of the table and then have a really good push as Champions the season after.”
“Otherwise you come straight back down, some of the players need a bit more time to steady the ship.”
That looks optimistic right now, although no doubt head coach Steve Evans, who has been a big talker since his arrival at the club, remains confident he can pull off a minor miracle and lead a remarkable turnaround in 12 months time.