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Leeds United take on ex-One Direction star Niall Horan in bizarre Twitter row

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Championship leaders Leeds United have become embroiled in a bizarre spat with Niall Horan, telling the ex-One Direction star “no-one likes your solo career”.

Horan, who supports title challengers Derby County, appeared to be overjoyed with his side’s 4-1 win over West Brom on Wednesday night, telling his 39m Twitter followers: “@dcfcofficial are a dream to watch play”.

Irish radio presenter Thomas Crosse replied, joking he should “send Leeds United a bit of luck”.

But Horan gave a less than blunt retort, quipping: “No-one likes Leeds.”

DERBY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Craig Bryson of Derby celebrates as he scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Norwich City at Pride Park Stadium on October 3, 2018 in Derby, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
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Someone behind the Leeds United Twitter account wasted no time in hitting back, posting to their 370,000 followers: “No-one likes your solo career #BringBack1D.”

The trolling sparked hours of jibes from both Leeds and Derby supporters.

One Leeds United fan welcomed the challenge, writing: “It’s us against the EFL, FA and One Direction fans, bring on the rest of em…”

Another declared it 1-0 to the football club.

A Horan fan hit back: “No one likes y’all, try again next time hun. Niall’s solo career is better than anything y’all could ever accomplish.”

While one asked: “You never heard slow hands lads? #banger”

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