'Part of the family forever' - Leeds United fans pay touching tribute to departing promotion heroes

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi will depart Elland Road at the end of the season - here's what fans have had to say about the news.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:43 am
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:44 am
Leeds United duo Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi will depart Elland Road this summer. Pic: LUFC

@RITGK Two modern day Leeds United legends. Pablo, carried the club on its back at times and eventually proved to be the difference in last season’s run in. Berardi, a warrior, he just got what it meant to play for Leeds United Football Club. All we can say is, thank you #lufc

@marshyleeds Not enough words to express what Pablo Hernandez means to #LUFC. The most important, influential & inspiring signing of the last 20 years. Far too many great moments though Swansea away the stuff of legend. Forever a Leeds great, Pablo - you came with hope, you leave as a king. And Gaetano, our lion, our warrior - a man who truly gets what it is to be Leeds. A man who’d go to war for this club and had the scars to prove. Another who has played a vital role in changing this club for the better.

@YeboahBelieveIt Our grandads had Don Revie and Billy Bremner. Our dads had Howard Wilkinson and Gordon Strachan. We had Marcelo Bielsa and Pablo Hernandez. Leeds United Legend #lufc

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@EastStandUpper Can’t think of many players whose exits are so well-timed ... able to say farewell with the job done, the tanks of goodwill overflowing and without a second of regret or recrimination. It’s a shame 36,000 won’t be there, but this is a perfect goodbye to Pablo and Bera. #lufc

@ArcticReviews I'm proud to say I got it so wrong about Pablo when he signed, doubting his ability to stay the course physically over a 46 game season. A player for our hall of fame, without question. #lufc

@_Noble Just not emotionally strong enough to come to terms with Pablo Hernandez’s impending departure from Leeds United. #lufc

@ThruItAllLUFC I'm not crying, you are. #lufc #MOT

@BurnsAlfie Hernandez will go down as a true great at #LUFC, lifting expectations from the minute he arrived. Made a dismal 17/18 campaign worth showing up for, levels rocketed under Bielsa: WBA goal, Bristol City masterclass in 19/20, that strike v Swansea. Goals, assists, nutmegs. El Mago.

@Gurj73 Players come & players go but in Pablo and Bera, it’s different. In their own contrasting ways they have put themselves into LUFC Folklore. Bera, epitome of what a LUFC fan wants, gave everything & more. Pablo, quite simply a magician and we will always be in debt to him #lufc

@TristannM__31 Thank you soo much our promotion heroes Gaetano Berardi & Pablo Hernandez it's sad you leaving @LUFC wish all the best in the future, will be always part of Leeds United family forever #LUFC #MOT

@WeAllTalkLeeds They came, they saw, they conquered. #lufc