Leeds fan suffers gruesome twisted broken ankle wildly celebrating winner… but waits for match to finish before getting medical attention

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A DIE-HARD Leeds fan cheered on his side at Elland Road for 25 minutes with a broken ankle – after injuring himself celebrating.

Matt Richardson fell awkwardly while wildly running down some steps following Jack Harrison’s 65th-minute winner against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Matt Richardson gives a thumbs up while his broken ankle dangles beneath
Matt Richardson gives a thumbs up while his broken ankle dangles beneath
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Matt Richardson shared a photo of his gruesome ankle injury after being taken to hospital
Matt Richardson shared a photo of his gruesome ankle injury after being taken to hospital
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A gruesome picture of Matt giving a thumbs up while his twisted ankle dangles beneath him has since gone viral.

Paramedics tried to take him straight to hospital but the Leeds-mad 18-year-old insisted on staying to watch his side move three points clear of automatic promotion rivals Sheffield United.

Richardson told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I jumped up, ran down the steps, I missed my step and fell over.

“Next thing I know, I look at my ankle and it’s like falling off.

“I looked down and I thought: ‘I probably need to go hospital’ but my main priority was to carry on watching the game.

“I called the paramedics over but I made it clear that I was staying to watch the full 90 minutes.

“I was more interested in the fact Leeds are going to the Premier League!”

Richardson finally allowed first aid supervisors to place him in a wheelchair and take him to hospital after the full-time whistle went.


Video footage shows him grinning and laughing as pals make fun of him.

And despite sharing an update of his swollen ankle, Richardson insists it was worth it for the three points.

He tweeted: “This is what supporting Leeds United does to me, Harrison scored, end up braking my ankle celebrating, now sat in hospital awaiting operation, but idc we won 💙💛 #MOT #LUFC”

Jack Harrison's goal sparked wild celebrations in the stands - and one Leeds fan broke his ankle
Jack Harrison’s goal sparked wild celebrations in the stands – and one Leeds fan broke his ankle
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