'Never a cult hero', 'Changes nothing'... Leeds fans react on Twitter to Chris Wood's new comments

Chris Wood of Burnley scores a penalty during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Burnley's Chris Wood has commented on his decision to leave Leeds United.

Chris Wood of Burnley scores a penalty during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Chris Wood may have left Leeds United back in August, but the Burnley striker has been discussing his exit from Elland Road.

The Whites saw Wood excel last season, smashing 30 goals in all competitions as he became one of the Championship's most dangerous strikers – just a year after being criticised by Leeds fans for a less-than-spectacular debut season.

Unsurprisingly though, Wood's goalscoring exploits led to major interest in his signature, and whilst Leeds stood firm to keep him for their first three games of the season, with Wood scoring once, his departure did come in August.

Chris Wood of Burnley celebrates after scoring a penalty during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Burnley swooped to land Wood in a big-money deal, making him their leading striker after Andre Gray's departure to Watford – and Wood has made a strong start to the season with two goals in five Premier League outings.

However, the manner of his exit hasn't sat right with Leeds fans, as he pulled out of the game against Sunderland in August, sending a message on Twitter that he didn't feel it was right to play given the speculation over his future.

Now, Wood has told The Independent that the decision was taken out of his hands, and Burnley didn't want him to play in another game before completing his move, so as to avoid a possible injury.

Chris Wood of Burnley celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley,...

Wood may have hoped that the comments would diffuse tensions with Leeds fans, but those supporters took to Twitter to react to his interview, suggesting that it changes nothing.

Some pointed to the contradiction between his Twitter message on the day of the Sunderland game and Wood's excuse for missing the game now, whilst others claimed that Wood wasn't even a cult hero at Elland Road, and new signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga may even be a better striker.

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