'League One player at best': Sheffield Wednesday fans react as ex-Owls star mocks former club

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine caused a bit of a stir on social media by mocking his old club over the weekend - but how did Owls fans react to their former striker's insult?

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 10:22 am
Sheffield Wednesday fans in the Steel City derby against Sheffield United at Hillsborough.

Madine featured over 100 times for the Owls between 2011 and 2015, scoring 28 times in all competitions - including big goals in the Steel City derby.

But the 28-year-old's allegiances have now shifted after Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder brought the striker to Bramall Lane in January to bolster his side's promotion push.

A move which certainly surprised both sets of fans in the city.

And following the Blades' promotion, the Gateshead-born former Carlisle man celebrated wildly with fans whilst cheekily mocking the Owls' inferior league position.

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Wednesday supporters were quick to point that Madine's parent club - Cardiff City - are set to rejoin the Championship after Premier League relegation.

Meaning there won't necessarily be a gap to mind - unless, of course, United make Madine's move permanent in the summer transfer window.

Here's what Wednesday supporters had to say about their former player's jibe.

@_NorthernSpice: "Yet he’s going to be back playing championship football with Cardiff next season? that’s still a step above where he should be, league 1 footballer"

@KyleDawes2: "your only on loan you'll be back at cardiff next season back in the championship"

@welchy62: "I suppose he deserves some recognition for managing to make a career out of a game he is decidedly 3rd rate at"

@ChrisTwigger2: "Genuinely wouldn't put him in our 1st 11. Cannot fathom how he keeps getting a gig. #PUSB"

@SWFCSouthy: "He and Sheff Utd go together well."

@willfg98: Gonna enjoy it when they sell him to Leyton Orient in the summer and he’s locked up again by October for smashing a woman’s head in on a night out

@KaiBenson98: "Couldn’t care less about Gary madine"

@nffc_red_dog: "Ask him where he ll be playing next season"

@Johna1981: "Embarrassing Gary. No loyalty any more these days"

@PaulAnthonyJ: "Straight back down to the championship"

@bradswfc: "Dunno what gap he's minding anyway the team he plays for have been relegated to the championship"