Leeds fans tear into Daniel Ayala for Patrick Bamford incident

Nahki Wells of QPR holds off Daniel Ayala of Boro during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough at Loftus Road on December 15, 2018 in London, England.

Middlesbrough got spanked by Leeds United in Yorkshire today.

Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough at John Smith's Stadium on October 23, 2019 in Huddersfield, England.

Leeds United fans on Twitter are slamming Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala.

The Whites beat their North-East counterparts 4-0 at Elland Road to move top of the Championship this afternoon.

But there was an unsavoury incident in the first half when Ayala appeared to elbow Leeds' Patrick Bamford in a form of obstruction which went unnoticed by the referee.

However, fans of the West Yorkshire side spotted it and have slammed the Spanish centre-back on Twitter:

 

Here's their reaction:

It was a bit bold by Ayala in fairness, but the same regularly happens in every division up and down the country on a weekly basis.

Plus, karma came back to bite the former Liverpool defender after Mateusz Klich's first goal deflected off him.

If that wasn't bad enough, the defeat also did nothing to help Middlesbrough's survival hopes, with Jonathan Woodgate's side only one point above the drop zone.

Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Saturday 19th October 2019.

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