After the final whistle blew at Elland Road on Friday afternoon, it was anything other that a Good Friday for Leeds United.

The Whites had been beaten at home by Wigan Athletic, a side who hadn’t won away from home since August last year and had just the one away win all season to their name. Leeds United helped them to their second.

In all honesty, the Whites should have bossed this game from beginning to end, especially so when Wigan went down to 10 men early in the first-half. Pablo Hernandez should’ve converted that penalty, Leeds should have pulverized Wigan into mere dust.

Yet, Wigan stoically defended, throwing themselves in front of every ball that Leeds tried to work through their backline. They also showed the wherewithal to breakout twice to good effect with two well-taken goals.

As games go, 59 crosses and 36 shots was not enough to earn three points. As games go, Wigan deserved their second victory on the road. That just leaves Leeds with three games in which to guarantee a promotion to the Premier League.

It also left club owner Andrea Radrizzani an opportunity to leave this simple message:

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The full scripture reads: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” On a full reading Leeds United fans can be forgiven because the long-suffering have hoped for much, and there was very little evidence seen yesterday to justify any hope other than forlorn.

Still, it was bound to foster a response from Leeds United fans and here’s what some had to say in response to the owners biblical borrowing and paraphrasing.

Leeds United fans respond to Radrizzani ‘faith’ tweet

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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.