Leeds United fans who chanted Patrick Bamford's name throughout the England match shouted out on ITV

These are the Leeds United fans who spent 90 minutes chanting Patrick Bamford's name at the England match this afternoon - and even got a shout out by the ITV commentary team.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 8:27 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th June 2021, 8:30 pm

Friends Sam Bird, 22, a payroll administrator, Jack Caulfield, 24, a print assistant, James Parkinson, 25, a warehouse operative, Alex Webb, 23, a warehouse operative and Ryan McGuinness, 25, an analyst, cheered on the Leeds United striker "because he should be in the squad".

Sam, speaking to the YEP, said the group had a brilliant day supporting the England team at the Riverside Stadium.

He said Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips got an unbelievable reception when his name was called out on the tannoy pre match.

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Friends Sam Bird, 22, a payroll administrator, Jack Caulfield, 24, a print assistant, James Parkinson, 25, a warehouse operative, Alex Webb, 23, a warehouse operative and Ryan McGuinness, 25, an analyst cheered on the Leeds United striker "because he should be in the squad".

Sam said the group got a few jeers due to their Leeds United flag, but it was "all in good fun".

Their cheeky exploits were even shouted out by the ITV commentary team, as millions watching at home heard Bamford's name ring around the stadium at every opportunity.

Sam said: "The day was good, there was a brilliant atmosphere in and outside the ground with both England and Romania fans.

"I may be biased but I’d say Phillips got the loudest reaction out of any player when the team was read out.

Friends Sam Bird, 22, a payroll administrator, Jack Caulfield, 24, a print assistant, James Parkinson, 25, a warehouse operative, Alex Webb, 23, a warehouse operative and Ryan McGuinness, 25, an analyst cheered on the Leeds United striker "because he should be in the squad".

"As always being a Leeds fan there were a few jeers around us for the flag and the chants, but all in good fun."

Sam said his friends group were "bored of seeing squandered chances" by the England strike force so decided to chant for Bamford because he "should be in the squad".

He added: "It turns out there were quite a few Leeds fans around the ground as quite a few joined in with them.

"Overall though, it was a good day out and it was nice to finally be back in a stadium after missing out on West Brom."

Tweets about the group have gone viral on social media, with hundreds of tweets praising their commitment to supporting the Whites.