Leeds United fans respond to Watford's tweet about Luke Ayling

Leeds United's Luke Ayling gets away from Hull City's Kamil GrosickiLeeds United's Luke Ayling gets away from Hull City's Kamil Grosicki during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull...

Leeds United's under-23 side hammered Watford.

Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on May 05, 2019 in Ipswich, England.

If Leeds United's under-23 game with Watford was a boxing match then it would have been stopped early.

The Whites won 6-0, easing to a convincing win at Elland Road in front of first team manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Luke Ayling made his return from injury and got on the scoresheet, netting Leeds' sixth goal.


By this point Watford's social media team appeared pretty tired of Leeds' running riot.

Their score update made clear to point out that Ayling had made numerous first team appearances for the Whites.

The rules state that each club are permitted to play three over 23 players. This is because under-23 football has effectively replaced the old reserves league.

It is necessary for clubs to give players like Ayling game time when they have not featured for the first team.

In Ayling's case, injury has meant he hasn't played all season until now.

Leeds' social media team accused Watford of being 'salty' with their message. 

Leeds supporters got in on the act too, responding to mock the Hornets.

Here is a look at a selection of the responses to Watford's tweet...

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