We all knew Leeds were capable of the odd ropey performance…but oh my god.
Marcelo Bielsa may be one of the most respected managers in the game but he had little to be proud of on Sunday afternoon, as he watched league Two Crawley Town pick his side apart on their way to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
There were early signs that we were in for an entertaining afternoon when Mark Wright, yes that Mark Wright, was named on the League Two side’s bench.
For whatever reason, the 33-year-old was given one last crack at the professional game last month, and the world of Twitter was vocal in its pleas to see the former TOWIE star feature at some stage.
For all the talk about Wright, however, it was another player who soon stole the headlines. Nick Tsaroulla: remember (and learn to pronounce) the name.
The former Spurs and Brentford kid, just 21, swindled his way through the Leeds midfield with some mesmerising foot-work before passing the ball coolly across Kiko Casilla.
Leeds, being Leeds, responded by opening up even more in an attempt to pen Crawley in. But the League Two side weren’t having it, and had a second goal within minutes. Leif Davis gave the ball away near the half-way line and…yeah, this happened.
Not content with just bloodying the nose of the Premier League side, Crawley were out to full-on embarrass them, and with 20 minutes to go, they had a third. Defending? What defending?
At 3-0, Crawley were in full on banter-off mode. And the time finally came. Time to put things….Wright.
With stoppage time looming, on came the left-back for his professional debut. And while he looked absolutely knackered after just putting his socks on, he did indeed manage to complete three minutes without having any disasters.
It was an embarrassing defeat for Leeds, but hey, at least they did it the Wright way.
There was some concern that such a huge accomplishment from Crawley could be overshadowed by a reality TV star making a late cameo.
But does anyone at Crawley really care?
Crawley Town: in the hat. Well in, lads!