Kasper Schmeichel played 40 games for Leeds United during the 2010/11 campaign before joining Leicester City.
The Danish stopper has become a cult hero at the King Power Stadium, edging close to 400 appearances for the Foxes.
In a recent interview on Joe Hart’s Youtube series Gloved, Schmeichel revealed that his time at Elland Road wasn’t his most enjoyable.
He told Gloved: “It was a club where I wasn’t accepted and with my father’s history, it was evident among the fans that they didn’t approve of that.
“I just didn’t feel welcome at all, by the whole club, that’s the manager (Simon Grayson) as well. He didn’t give me any kind of confidence.”
These damning comments obviously make his short stint at Leeds all the more obvious. At the time he was an up-and-coming goalkeeper and his departure did come as something of a shock.
It is fair to say that Leeds supporters aren’t overly happy with Schmeichel in the aftermath of these latest comments.
There are very few clubs who boast supporters as passionate as the ones at Elland Road and they have taken to Twitter to voice their disapproval towards the Denmark number one.
We rounded up the best tweets in response to Schmeichel’s astonishing claims:
Load of rubbish the fans accepted him from day 1
— ss💙💛 (@jon_lufc_) May 24, 2019
Different story every interview with this guy.
— StrachanPen (@crajik) May 24, 2019
I really liked Kasper and thought he had a great season for us
— Jordan Hartley (@JordanHartley94) May 23, 2019
Well this sounds a bit bitter. Find to hard to believe he wasn't accepted by the fans, maybe some but not all. I always quite liked Schmeichel but article feels very sour
— David (@The_Fed_Up_One) May 23, 2019
He got the chanting about his dad from the fans a bit but Everybody around me liked him,I was devastated when he left,specially for 1m ,I remember his dad cane to watch him loads and always thought he took in good faith #betterthanrachubka
— flabbergasted (@Esmesdaddio) May 24, 2019
Always thought Kasper was an excellent young keeper and was really disappointed when he left. He's gone on to be a great keeper and I wish him all the best, but it's a shame he feels like he wasn't accepted as I never felt that at all when he played for us.🙁
— MussoHK (@MussoHK) May 24, 2019
I don't remember ever hearing anyone say they didn't like him. Especially not cos of his dad.
— Alan Swales💙💛 (@swalesey_LUFC) May 24, 2019
No one I know disliked Kasper, he was a decent keeper!
— Paul Medforth (@MedforthPaul) May 24, 2019