Marsch praises role models' at Leeds after viral pic of locker room

Jesse Marsch praises his ‘incredible role models’ at Leeds after photo goes viral of their spotless locker room that the team had tidied after the 3-1 FA Cup victory against third-tier Accrington Stanley

  • Leeds defeated Accrington Stanley 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday
  • Jesse Marsch acknowledged praise for his team tidying their locker room
  • The coach said to one fan on Twitter that his staff and players are role models 
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A photo has gone viral on social media of Leeds United leaving their locker room spotless after playing at Accrington Stanley – a third tier team in English soccer – in the FA Cup on Saturday. 

The picture was first shared by a member of the Leeds security team on Twitter, who wrote: ‘That’s respect shown for a beauty little club from the #lufc backroom team.’

It has, at the time of writing, been seen by over 900,000 people on Twitter and the positive reaction did not escape the attention of Leeds coach Jesse Marsch. 

Leeds have been praised for leaving the locker room spotless after playing Accrington Stanley

Jesse Marsch spoke of his pride of his team following the gesture on Saturday afternoon

Taking to Twitter, Marsch wrote: ‘This photo has been doing the rounds and I wanted to say that I’m proud to manage a team, squad and staff who treat people and clubs we visit with respect, whatever the result. 

‘A real cup fight yesterday and the boys were great. Big game next week in Nottingham!’

A teacher from Leeds replied to Marsch, saying that the team is one she can tell her schoolchildren about. The coach wrote back: ‘Love that, Emma!! They are incredible role models. No doubt!!’

Leeds beat Accrington 3-1 on Saturday with Jack Harrison, Junior Firpo and Luis Sinisterra scoring for Marsch’s team.

Leeds defeated Accrington 3-1 on Saturday in the fourth round of the FA Cup in England

Its a well-timed victory for Leeds with a big game against Nottingham Forest up next 

As Marsch mentioned in his tweet, Leeds play fellow relegation candidate Nottingham Forest next in the Premier League on Sunday, February 5.

Leeds are a point above the relegation zone while Forest are only four points clear.

Marsch and Leeds could also be boosted before that game next weekend with the team expected to complete the signing of Weston McKennie from Juventus.

The United States midfielder is expected to sign on an initial loan, with an option for Leeds to buy him permanently at the end of the season. 

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