The Championship promotion race may be reaching temperatures of 7800 degrees Fahrenheit, but Leeds United fans have been given reason to smile after a bizarre moment during Jon Bon Jovi’s interview on talkSPORT on Wednesday.
The lead singer appears to be keeping an eye on the fortunes of Marcelo Bielsa’s side these days as he name dropped Whites striker Patrick Bamford.
The 57-year-old was asked about why the Leeds man’s name always seemed to come up when researching whether the lead singer had any links with football. And it appeared that he was well aware that Bamford was a big fan.
He told talkSPORT: “He’s great. He gets motivated listening to Bon Jovi before a game. What could be better than that?”
Bon Jovi was then informed that Bamford had gone five games without a goal and asked whether he could offer some words of encouragement.
“Patrick, I’m holding your next game cheque. You score, you get it. You don’t score, I keep it. How’s that for motivation? Good morning.”
Leeds fans had, at times, struggled to keep the faith with Bamford. But he has still scored 12 goals in the Championship this season and a number of his performances have been outstanding. And he has silenced a number of critics.
Nevertheless, the supporters will be hoping that he can bounce back and enjoy one wild night by ending his wait for a goal against Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
But plenty have been left in disbelief at hearing Bon Jovi talk about Bamford in the interview. Some have been inspired by the comments and produced potential chants for the Englishman – needless to say, some are kinder than others.
Here is how some of the Leeds fans reacted to scarcely-believable interview…
If this doesn’t result in living on a prayer getting chanted at him then are we even Leeds?
— Marcus 🏴🇪🇺🇦🇺 (@ourmarcus) February 26, 2020
imagine a night on the beer with Bamford and Bon Jovi ! https://t.co/QOLXAUXmdF
— Paul (@harrythemukster) February 26, 2020
I just heard it too just brilliant 🎸
— Helen Walker 💛💙💛 (@hellsbelles92) February 26, 2020
Said bamford isn’t getting paid till he scores!!! Worrying for his family. Going to go hungry
— Andy wedge (@andywedgelufc) February 26, 2020
“Shot hit the bar, and you’re to blame,
You give Leeds a bad name.”
— David Guile 🦆 (@ellandduck) February 26, 2020
Not made up I also heard it nearly crashed the car
— Christine Towler (@CllrChristine) February 26, 2020
We could sing it a Elland Road it might inspire Bamford, you never know worth a try
— Peter Turner (@PeterTu27492601) February 26, 2020