Berardi

Leeds United fans comment as Berardi gets that gloved-up feeling

Leeds United’s utility full-back Gaetano Berardi is one of the first wave of Cellino imports from the Italian leagues who has not only made it to his third season at Elland Road, but has flourished.

His committed displays, even when called upon last season, have earned more than grudging respect from Whites fans who see commitment and endeavour as two of the key traits that Berardi brings to the table.

What he gives is 100%, nothing less as he thunders into each tackle as if it is to be his last. This was evident from the very start of his Leeds United career, the one-cap Swiss international seeing red on his début for Leeds United with a very tasty tackle (below).

From that kung-fu kick attempt at a tackle, Berardi has calmed down somewhat, even if he does throw himself enthusiastically about the pitch with the same abandon. However, this composure has seen him develop to such a degree that Leeds fans hardly missed left-back Charlie Taylor when he was out injured recently, Berardi moving across to nail down the left edge of the Leeds back four.

In a move that demonstrates the club’s community outreach programme, the Swiss/Italian defender headed out to a local secondary school to help out in a…well a boxing class.

This choice of extra-football activity for Gaetano Berardi hasn’t gone unnoticed by Leeds United fans who have been quick to comment on Twitter.

Berardi feeling all gloved-up as Leeds fans comment on Twitter

This Leeds United fan can see the danger of the situation very clearly.

It is a danger seen by more than one fan.

This fan is worried, worried for the pro-boxer in Josh Warrington.

https://twitter.com/Ps3123321/status/839905392553570305

This pair of Leeds fans are definitely not convinced on the merits of sending Berardi in a pair of gloves.

With a hint of sarcasm, Leeds fan Simon sees it as a most ill-advised move on behalf of the club. There is no logic in it according to him.

Leeds take on QPR in front of what will on Saturday as they look to avenge what came to be an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Londoners. Leeds are a different side since that day, going from strength to strength and charging up the table.

What will be interesting for that game is whether the fit again Charlie Taylor will slot straight back into the side or whether Gaetano Berardi will deliver another knockout performance.

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