David Seaman posted an impassioned response early this morning (March 19) to Luke Ayling’s failed celebration for Leeds United at Wolves.
The Whites’ captain netted an injury-time winner at Molineux to claim a 3-2 victory and then tried to make Robbie Keane’s celebration, with questionable results.
Caught up in the emotion of the moment, the tribute to the former Irish striker for United didn’t quite work out, with the striker later admitting to having sky sports“I tried to do the Robbie Keane, but I couldn’t do the cartwheel.”
In response, former Leeds youth product and England star Seaman wrote about his personal Twitter account this morning: “Don’t worry, I did it for you in my living room when I saw that goal!!”
It’s up to him whether the 58-year-old goalkeeper actually celebrated the home party.
For a man his size, anyone watching the game with him should have cleared the area for the six-foot-four Premier League winner to complete the move.
But the euphoria among the Whites’ players and fans as the second stoppage-time winner in less than a week came on suggests he probably did.
Clearly, emotions got to Ayling as not only did he think the famous celebration would be a good idea, but he attempted to cartwheel against his own momentum.
No one linked to the Elland Road club will blame him, albeit after he was instrumental in a famous turnaround.
He hit the post and had the ball cleared off the line before Jack Harrison netted the visitors’ first.
Then his cross found Dan James who hit the frame again in the build-up to Rodrigo’s equaliser.
And finally, he netted a late free-kick to keep the ball alive, before recovering to smash Jose Sa in the Wolves goal and pull off an incredible return.
A captain’s performance, if there ever was one, suddenly gives the impression that the club are quite comfortable and can enter the international break with a bit of pressure.
In other Leeds United news, the former chief referee was unhappy with Kevin Friend for his controversial decision at Molineux.