Whites fans have seen the funny side of the saga and have even turned it into a chant for the Championship play-off semi-finals
Leeds United fans’ new song that pokes fun at Derby manager Frank Lampard and the ‘spygate’ saga has become a viral sensation since emerging amid the Championship play-off semi-final first leg at Pride Park.
The song takes inspiration from Oasis song ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ and looks at the funnier side of the scandal that divided fans and pundits alike.
Ahead of their 2-0 victory over the Rams earlier this season, a member of Leeds’ coaching staff was caught acting suspiciously outside Derby’s training ground.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa would later reveal that he had sent members of his staff to spy on every side his squad had played, even going as far to give a press conference specifically to give a presentation on just how detailed the club’s study of their opponents got.
Lampard called the whole fiasco “unethical” and the Whites would be fined £200,000 for the incident, which Bielsa paid for himself.
Derby have failed to beat Leeds this season, having lost twice to the Yorkshire side in the league, before losing to them again at home in the first leg of the play-off semi-final.
That 1-0 defeat was controversial as the Rams were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned after referee Craig Pawson consulted his assistant.
Lampard seems unfazed by the mickey-taking though and has called the song “good fun” ahead of the second leg on Wednesday night, with the victor to face Aston Villa in the play-off final.
‘Stop Crying Frank Lampard’ lyrics
All of the spies
Are hidden away
Just try not to worry
You’ll beat us some day
We beat you at home
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We beat you away
Stop crying Frank Lampard!