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Video: QPR Fans Quickly Regret Taunting Middlesbrough’s Grant Leadbitter Over Penalty Miss

Video: QPR Fans Quickly Regret Taunting Middlesbrough’s Grant Leadbitter Over Penalty Miss

A football match really can change dramatically in the blink of an eye – just ask QPR’s fans.

The Rs were in action this evening against high-flying promotion chasers Middlesbrough at Loftus Road, in a match the home side really had to win to keep alive their hopes of sneaking a play-off spot.

A topsy-turvy encounter was expected pre-match and that’s exactly what the fans got, with Jordan Rhodes giving Boro the lead with his first goal since February 9, before Jamie Mackie levelled things before half-time.

The game was evenly poised and on a knife -edge at the start of the second-half, with neither team sure whether to stick or twist.

But before too long, drama ensued, and Middlesbrough were awarded a penalty on 50 minutes for a foul on Rhodes.

Captain Grant Leadbitter took the responsibility but saw his effort brilliantly turned behind for a corner by QPR keeper Alex Smithies, and the home support went into wild celebrations, taunting Leadbitter for the miss.

But their cheers and abuse were short-lived, as Leadbitter took the resulting corner and found Gaston Ramirez, who coolly finished to make it 2-1 after all.

As you can imagine, Leadbitter enjoyed getting his own back:

And it wasn’t just the man himself – a lot of fans watching at home seemed to get a kick out of Leadbitter’s celebrations:

The score remains 3-1 to Boro at the time this article was publish, and Leadbitter has assisted all three goals.

What do you make of his celebrations?

Let us know in the comments section below…


 

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