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Sunday was an emotional day for Leeds United.
Not only did the Whites welcome fans back to Elland Road, but they also bid farewell to two of the club’s most well-loved veterans in the form of Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernandez.
The duo will leave Marcelo Bielsa’s squad now that the season is over, and both were given a barrage of heartfelt tributes by fans and teammates alike.
Reflecting on Sunday, Berardi said: "It was very emotional from early in the morning.
"When I woke up I started to think about the day and it was very emotional.
"One friend told me recently, that your experience is like a difficult book to read... but when you finish it, you have good memories of this book and it was a really nice book to read.
"I was thinking about the lads who give me everything every single day. The club, this man [Victor Orta], everyone at the club helped me every single day with everything.
"I faced some difficult moments and they were ready for me and to help. I was thinking about that. I couldn't talk with the guys [before the game] because I was very emotional.
"Living with these feelings and these memories is the best feeling I could have.
"It was incredible to have the fans back at the stadium. We missed this. I hope next season the guys can enjoy it more."
Asked to sum up his Whites career in five words as a final send off, Berardi smiled: "It was a crazy experience."
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