Leeds United Got Fans' Deadline Day Hopes Up on Twitter, Then Sold Two Strikers

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 2, 2014

LEEDS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09:  The Leeds United club badge outside Elland Road Stadium on January 9, 2013 in Leeds, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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LEEDS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09:  The Leeds United club badge outside Elland Road Stadium on January 9, 2013 in Leeds, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Leeds United's Twitter account got it badly wrong on deadline day, getting fans' hopes up before dashing them in cruel fashion.

Time was ticking down on Monday evening when the Championship club got fans' hopes up:

 

Don't go to bed just yet...there is still work to be done #DeadlineDay #lufc

— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) September 1, 2014

To drum up that excitement (and capture the general sense of excitement that a deal or two was in the offing), it then retweeted the club captain Jason Pearce:

Oooooo this is decent.....

— JDP (@jpearce05) September 1, 2014

Then, a slightly bad piece of news on one of their strikers:

CONFIRMED: Matt Smith completes move to Fulham for an undisclosed fee and signs a 3-year deal with the London club #lufc #DeadlineDay

— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) September 1, 2014

And then another sale followed:

BREAKING: We can confirm that striker Dominic Poleon has signed for Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee & signs 2-year deal #lufc

— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) September 1, 2014

So the incoming deals were just around the corner, right? Wrong:

After a busy last hour that is us done for the 2014 Summer Transfer Window #DeadlineDay #lufc

— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) September 1, 2014

If you want to see how fans took the last tweet, you can click through and take a look. It's exactly as NSFW as you'd imagine.

Leeds United's Twitter account has had an absolute #transferdeadlineday shocker. [h/t @watfordfcstats] pic.twitter.com/258KhWmFln

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 1, 2014

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