Second half cheer explained as Leeds United fans capture proof of unique Elland Road quest
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Chaz Singh, known to thousands of his fellow Leeds supporters as a representative of 'Punjabi Whites' on social media and easy to spot on matchdays thanks to his distinctive yellow, white and blue turban, is a season ticket holder on the dugout side of the ground but recently became aware that the food on offer on the far side of the stadium included something that took his fancy.
"As you can tell I enjoy my food and I saw a post by @footyscran [on x.com] showing the most delicious portion of loaded fries with chicken strips from Elland Road," he told the YEP.
"At first I didn't believe it was possible as all I've ever had at the ground was pies (again as you can tell) I then learnt that they were available in the East Stand but I sit in the West."
Singh took to social media, not to complain, but to petition supporters on the far side of the ground to help him get his hands on the loaded fries. The plea quickly caught the attention of Leeds fans on social media with dozens of them reposting it and hundreds liking it.
Sing said: "As a little joke I Tweeted about someone getting me a portion and getting it to my seat in the West Stand. It was only meant to be a joke but the fans got into it and Richard Wightman offered to buy me some." After Wightman stepped up, a club steward called Jon Kay stepped in and ensured that Singh's special delivery made it from the East Stand to the West Stand.
"Just before the second half kicked off and to the cheers of the West Stand fans I received a lovely portion of loaded fries with chicken strips, thanks to Richard and Jon and the support of LUFC fans on Twitter. The original plan was to have it sent through the fans, passing it on fan to fan, like pass the parcel, but luckily a steward called Jon Kay offered to help bring them round to me, I'm glad he did because I don't think any of it would have survived if our fans got hold of it," Sing added.
Leeds fans dotted around Elland Road were quick to capture the loaded fries' journey in photos and videos, as Kay walked around the perimetre to deliver it to Singh and there was applause in the West Stand in recognition of a job well done. The recipient's verdict on the food was 'divine' and he was happy to share it, but only with his son.
The Whites went on to taste victory themselves with a 3-2 win over Boro that made it seven wins in a row at Elland Road and boss Daniel Farke spoke afterwards of his appreciation for how 'desperately greedy' his side were to score goals and take the points. Crysencio Summerville, Joel Piroe and Daniel James continued to show their appetite for goalscoring, each finding the net to take their individual tallies to eight, eight and six respectively. Leeds are back in action next weekend with a tasty fixture with a team just outside the play-offs. Blackburn Rovers, owned by the poultry industry’s VH Group, provide the opposition for a lunch time kick-off.