Leeds United stars paid tribute to Kalvin Phillips’ grandmother after their 3-0 Premier League win over Southampton on Tuesday.
Val Crosby, also known as Granny Val, became popular with Leeds fans after appearing in the Amazon Prime documentary, Take Us Home, which chronicled Marcelo Bielsa’s Premier League promotional season. last year.
Val sadly passed away last week as Phillips was out of the squad for their last two games.
The whole team held up a jersey with the name “Granny Val” on the back after the final whistle of their victory against the Saints.
After the game Patrick Bamford said: “It’s a tight-knit group of guys and anyone who watched the documentary on Amazon indirectly saw that Granny Val was a big part of the club.
“Lots of people have come to love her without really knowing her. It’s a big loss and it was for Kalvin and his family.
Patrick Bamford’s 13th Premier League goal of the season, Stuart Dallas and Raphinha’s impressive free-kick propelled Marcelo Bielsa’s side over Arsenal and up to 10th, one point behind Tottenham.
The Saints’ winless run was extended to eight games and had Leeds not been so wasteful in front of goal, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side would have lost by a larger margin.