Sheffield Wednesday fans react on Twitter after League One player's bizarre Winnall outburst

Christian Fuchs of Leicester City in action with Tom Pope of Bury

Bury's Tom Pope didn't take too kindly to Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall's celebration against former club Barnsley on Saturday.

Christian Fuchs of Leicester City in action with Tom Pope of BuryBury's Tom Pope in action [right]

It's fair to say Tom Pope got the reaction he was looking for from fans of Sheffield Wednesday, after the Bury striker launched a bizarre attack on Sam Winnall.

Winnall celebrated emphatically after scoring in Wednesday's 1-1 draw against his former club Barnsley on Saturday - as one might expect of a player who had been booed for 50 minutes and, at one stage, had a Peppa Pig toy thrown in his direction.

Despite staying behind to applaud all four sides of Barnsley's Oakwell stadium, Winnall was accused by Pope - a player who has no affiliation with either club but once had a spell with the pair's South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United - of disrespecting his previous employers and told: "he's just confirmed why I wanted to punch his head in".

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Pope was inundated with tweets afterwards, with many Owls supporters saying precisely the same thing about the 31-year-old, who has scored four goals in 33 League One outings this season.

Pope was seemingly unmoved by the responses, however, and chose to use his few minutes of fame to get in one last dig at Wednesday, who fell out of the play-off places after Fulham's win at Rotherham.

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