Sheffield Wednesday supporting England cricket legend Michael Vaughan has come under fire from Leeds United fans - after suggesting the Owls lost against the West Yorkshire Championship rivals so they can beat them in the play-off final at Wembley.
The Wednesday supporting star took to Twitter after Saturday's 1-0 defeat for his side saw Leeds strengthen their grip in the play-off race by moving up to fourth while the Owls' challenge is stuttering in sixth spot.
Immediately after the game, the cricket ace, tweeted: "We look like we are doing all we can to finish 6th so we can beat Leeds at Wembley ... #Tactics #WAWAW."
But the sportsman's tongue in cheek quip didn't go down too well with United fans who took to social media to blast his comments.
Ian Corke tweeted: @MichaelVaughan as a cricketer you were immense, as a comedian you are tragic. Ref was playing for you and you still lost #lufc #mot #wafll
While Jonah Rolls wrote: @MichaelVaughan how many points have you got? How many you taken off leeds this season? Just gonna heave that there...
User ChrisB6000 added: @MichaelVaughan well, it doesn't seem to matter which end of the M1 we play at we seem to win #lufc
And Gary Booth tweeted: @MichaelVaughan in yer dreams mate... Fulham looking good for 6th.. just saying."
Another user, Stander7 LUFC wrote: @MichaelVaughan stick to cricket fella you are literally clueless when it comes to football it's embarrassing."
And George Macpherson tweeted the star to say: @MichaelVaughan Beg to differ. Leeds to go to Wembley and your to to lose in the play offs."