'My heart is full' - Leeds United fans react as Gaetano Berardi makes long-awaited comeback

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi returned to competitive action for the Whites on Monday afternoon.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:05 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:06 pm
Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi suffered a torn ACL last July. Pic: PA

Berardi featured for 45 minutes at Crystal Palace for United's Under-23s side as he made his first appearance since last July.

The 32-year-old centre-back suffered a torn ACL at Derby County amid promotion celebrations and was handed a one-year extension despite his contract expiring.

Here's what Leeds fans had to say about his return...

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@bethgabriel_ My heart is very very full.

@fonzie92 Tears of joy.

@Jason197110 Brilliant to see Beradi back and Poveda too.Hopefully some time next month,Bielsa will have a full strength squad to pick from for the first time this season.Would give us a hell of a strong bench too with some of our toughest games in April.

@LeeCox1986 Good to see Berardi is back #LUFC

@c_larkbradley My love for Berardi knows no bounds, get him on the pitch in the prem.

@LufcLuca_ And there’s the Berardi killer tackle.

@CoachMikeJG Great to see Berardi back after his awful injury #lufc

@bobjackson9 Great to see Berardi back playing!

@SalimLamraniOff Gaetano “The Lion” Berardi is back!!!

@andijam82 So Berardi has done 45 mins for the u23s. You just know if he gets a first team game this season he either hits a world beating goal or gets set off. More likely sent off mind you.

@AllStatsArentWe Am I paying £3 to watch the Return of Gaetano Berardi? You're damn straight I am...