Leeds owner defends club tweet criticizing Karen Carney

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has defended a tweet from the club criticizing Amazon Prime specialist Karen Carney for having an opinion.

England legend Carney suggested ahead of Leeds’ 5-0 win at West Brom that the coronavirus break helped Marcelo Bielsa’s side secure the league title last season as it kept them from running out. towards the end of the campaign.

Leeds responded to this by tweeting a video of his comments accompanied by a derogatory caption, opening Carney to a wave of sexist abuse and sharp criticism in the process.

This initial tweet was supported by Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich, who responded with two vomiting emojis, while former defender Ben White also quoted it and added a laughing face. Many others have pointed out that the Whites had five straight wins before the forced break, while choosing not to mention that Leeds lost four of their last five league games in the 2018/19 season.

Club owner Radrizzani then stepped in, defending the decision to fire Carney for criticism.

“I take responsibility for the club’s tweet. I consider this comment to be totally unnecessary and disrespectful to our club and in particular to the fantastic hard work of our players and coaches who have been understanding on the pitch for the last two league seasons by all statistics, ”he tweeted on Tuesday. evening.

Raphinha scored Leeds’ fifth goal against the Baggies | Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

However, Leeds also received widespread condemnation for the tweet. Former defender Rio Ferdinand called on the club to remove him and he was not alone.

Rather, the fury that followed the game detracted from Leeds’ fantastic performance. Having taken the lead from the start when Romaine Sawyers scored a goal against her calamitous side, the visitors were ruthless at the Aubépines.

Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo all added goals before the break, while Raphina scored the field pick in the second. Cutting to the right, the Brazilian completed an unstoppable strike in front of Sam Johnstone to crown his team’s 5-0 victory.