Leeds United fans have a voracious appetite for club news and this can be seen by how they devour it on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

Even scraps of news or insight are battled over by fans as they clamour to find out more about the club that they love. One thing that draws much attention is as kick-off approaches and fans eagerly await the release of that day’s side to face that day’s opposition.

Usually that is released by the club and associated local journalists an hour before the allotted kick-off time. However, the Whites have released an early ‘TEAM NEWS’ announcement that is a direct trolling of Brentford manager Dean Smith after the game at Elland Road last season.

Last season Smith complained that the grass was too long at Elland Road as Liam Cooper’s headed goal settled the match in the home side’s favour. It was also a goal that Smith said was offside; he definitely wasn’t a happy manager at that reverse.

Step forward a year and here’s the club’s response and it is tongue-in-cheek trolling banter at its best. Dean Smith – the grass has been cut.

It is a Twitter update that has definitely gotten Leeds United fans commenting on the social media platform. Here’s what some of them have been saying:

It’s going to be a tricky game for the Whites today at home, in front of a near sell-out crowd. However, it is already 1-0 to Leeds United with this tweet.


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