​Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi was pictured stripping off and giving his shorts to a supporter at Elland Road on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who joined Leeds from Sampdoria in 2014, was told that players aren't allowed to give supporters their shirts following matches, so he used his initiative and gave a fan his shorts instead.

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Berardi's kind gesture came after Leeds recorded their fourth win in five games on Saturday as they beat Brentford 1-0 at Elland Road.

The result lifts Leeds up to fifth in the Championship, 10 points behind the automatic promotion places occupied by Brighton and Newcastle.

This gave the Elland Road faithful a lot to celebrate on Saturday, with one fan in particular leaving specially pleased after he walked away with Berardi's shorts.

The set of images show the Swiss defender stripping down to his underpants before handing his shorts to a gleaming Leeds United supporter.