Burnley sponsor apologises after tweet taunting striker Chris Wood

Chris Wood

The Ladbrokes twitter account featured a tweet reading "Dear Chris Wood & Charlie Taylor, (middle finger emoji), Yours sincerely, Leeds fans".

Stoke City were one of two English Premier League sides to lose to lower-league opposition in the League Cup third round on Tuesday, after they crashed 2-0 to Championship side Bristol City.

It was made a decision to take the penalties in front of Burnley supporters, rather than the end holding a large travelling contingent of Leeds fans, who had barracked former players Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood.

Left-back Taylor, who came through Leeds' academy, joined the Clarets for a compensation fee earlier in the summer after running down his contract at Elland Road.

"The club are aware of the problem".

Burnley condemned Ladbrokes' post and demanded an explanation from them - Ladbrokes being a sponsorship partner of the Clarets no less - and an apologetic statement was issued on Wednesday (via BBC Sport) as Ladbrokes sought to fix their relationship with Sean Dyche's men. It was only meant to be a bit of fun but failed, and we have already apologised to Burnley FC.

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However, Chris Wood equalised from the spot on 89 minutes only for Leeds to get a penalty of their own in injury time, which Pablo Hernandez slotted away.

Broadcast footage showed referee Darren Bond and his assistants having discussions with a police officer, before Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen also became involved.

"It's a odd business, football", he said.

"I don't know any more how fans react to players, ex-players, all that stuff, but that's football now".

With all four goals in the pair's Carabao Cup tie coming in the 80th minute or later last night, there was plenty of drama to get both sets of supporters riled up.

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