Jaidon Anthony reveals heartfelt message following his mother’s death after scoring for Leeds in FA Cup tie against Plymouth… but booked for taking his shirt off during emotional celebration

Leeds striker Jaidon Anthony paid tribute to his late mother Donna by revealing a special message on his shirt after scoring in Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw with Plymouth, but was booked for his celebration.

The 24-year-old gave the hosts the lead at Elland Road with a 31st-minute strike and took his shirt off to pay tribute to his mother following her death.

Anthony was back in the starting line-up for the first time since his mother’s death last week as the two teams played out a draw that ensured they would meet in the fourth round.

His tank top revealed a message which read ‘rest in perfect peace mum’ as Anthony was joined by his Leeds team-mates who pulled up his shirt and supported their colleague.

Fans inside Elland Road rose to pay their respects as Anthony celebrated emotionally in a touching moment during the FA Cup tie.

Leeds striker Jaidon Anthony paid tribute to his late mother Donna after scoring against Plymouth on Saturday

Anthony revealed a shirt that read ‘rest in perfect peace mum’ after his mum passed away last week

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However, under the regulations regarding players taking their shirts off, match referee Lewis Smith brandished a yellow card once Anthony stopped celebrating.

The booking comes just days after Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke was also booked for displaying a similar shirt in honor of the death of Anthony’s mother.

Solanke scored for the Cherries in their FA Cup win over Swansea and revealed the best saying: ‘RIP Donna’.

Anthony is currently on loan at Leeds from Bournemouth and has scored two goals in all competitions this season.

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Anthony’s mother Donna (right) died last week

Anthony was booked for his celebration after removing his shirt during the goal celebration

Leeds manager Daniel Farke praised Anthony’s performance against Plymouth and explained that the goal meant so much to the young striker.

“Big moment for him. A goal full of quality. He showed what he’s all about,» Farke said at the post-match press conference.

«Great technique, great player. Dangerous when it cuts the left side. Class objective. Joy for him.

“He meant so much to him. It wasn’t the easiest few days for him. Better if it was a decisive goal with a bigger spotlight,» he added.

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