'Keep fighting' - Leeds United fans send messages of support to Sol Bamba after cancer diagnosis

The former Elland Road defender has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 3:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 3:56 pm
Former Leeds United captain Sol Bamba. Pic: Getty

Leeds United fans have rallied to send messages of support to former Elland Road captain Sol Bamba.

The 35-year-old defender - who spent 18 months with the Whites after joining in January 2015 - has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

United supporters took to social media after the news was confirmed by current club Cardiff City to show their support.

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@lufctrust Really sad news, good luck in the battle Sol - we’re all behind you!

@mightywhitespod Sending our best wishes to Big Sol Bamba. Get well soon. #lufc #MOT

@AllThingsLeeds1 Sending our thoughts and best wishes to former #LUFC defender and club captain, Sol Bamba. Keep fighting, Sol!

@TomClaisse4 Sad news. Was great at Leeds. Best wishes for the recovery to Sol Bamba.

@RadioBurley Big love to Sol Bamba and hope he’s on the road to recovery soon Always loved seeing him an #LUFC shirt growing up. #alaw

@lisajthompson18 Super sad to read about Sol Bamba...one of the shining lights at #lufc when he was here. Always acted with spirit, sportsmanship and epitomised side before self.

@leespinklufc Sol Bamba you got this big man allllllllll us Leeds fans are right behind you. MOT.

@andycuz23 Thoughts are with Big Sol. Get well soon.

@BradMarfitt Keep fighting big lad.

@Rich_B_Bielsa Good luck Sol, head up captain, you were not at Leeds at one of the best times in the club's history but you were one of the best at the time you were there, always a good example and both my kids had your name on their shirts which says it all. MOT

@spudy04 All the best Sol, one of the good guys in football.

@tommy_lufc Sad to read this. Always seems to be the good sorts doesn’t it? Thankfully he’s healthy & athletic, I’m sure he’ll beat it. #lufc

@liamcollins97 Get well soon, Sol. Sending love and strength to you and your family. You got this man.