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Leeds star Jaidon Anthony pays perfect tribute to late mum after scoring… but fans furious as he’s given yellow card

JAIDON ANTHONY has paid tribute to his late mum after netting a goal in the FA Cup.

The Bournemouth loanee lost his mother Donna last week and has returned to the starting line-up at Leeds for the first time since her passing.

Jaidon Anthony has paid tribute to his late mother Donna with a t-shirt

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Jaidon Anthony has paid tribute to his late mother Donna with a t-shirtCredit: Rex
The star was surrounded by his supportive teammates after scoring the opener for Leeds

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The star was surrounded by his supportive teammates after scoring the opener for LeedsCredit: Rex

Anthony put Leeds 1-0 against Plymouth in their FA Cup fourth round tie with a goal in the 31st minute.

And after getting the better of Plymouth keeper Conor Hazard, Anthony removed his jersey to reveal a t-shirt that paid tribute to his mother.

The shirt read: “Rest in perfect peace mum.”

The touching moment saw fans and teammates of Anthony brought together to support the winger.

Although referee Lewis Smith ensured that the rules were followed strictly despite the circumstances and dished out a yellow card to Anthony.

Fans were furious at the decision and took to social media to voice their opinions.

One wrote: “Beautiful moment, well played Jaidon Anthony. Shocking to see that he got booked for taking his shirt off in his situation.”

While another added: “Jaidon Anthony absolutely on fire with that goal. Referee should forgo the rules too and not book him for that.”

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A third wrote: “Jaidon Anthony has me literally crying, that was so perfect (and worth a dumb yellow card)”

Anthony’s Bournemouth teammate Dominic Solanke also paid tribute to the 24-year-old’s mum with a t-shirt when he scored for the Cherries against Swansea on Thursday night.

The Premier League star was also shown a yellow card for his tribute.

Dominic Solanke also paid tribute to Anthony's mother earlier in the week

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Dominic Solanke also paid tribute to Anthony’s mother earlier in the weekCredit: Rex
Donna Anthony passed away last week

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Donna Anthony passed away last weekCredit: AFC Bournemouth

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