Leeds gamers apologise after snubbing followers in viral video


Leeds United gamers apologised to their followers on Monday after a video of the squad ignoring a younger fan whereas leaving their resort forward of their 4-1 loss at Bournemouth went viral.

The defeat left Leeds a degree above the relegation zone because the membership stretched their winless run to 5 matches. They’ve conceded 18 targets in that run.

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“The efficiency was not ok. There isn’t any different manner to take a look at it and the one option to reply is on the pitch,” the gamers stated in an announcement. “Leeds followers journey up and down the nation in big numbers and deserve greater than this.”

A video posted on social media previous to the sport additionally confirmed the gamers leaving the crew resort with out acknowledging followers who had lined up for autographs or images. The group included a younger boy in a Leeds equipment that waved at a number of gamers who didn’t reply.

“Phrases cannot specific how sorry we’re that the teen within the video carrying the Leeds equipment just isn’t proven extra love from the squad,” they added. “On a matchday we do an activation stroll, earlier than and after this we cease for images and autographs to make sure we work together with followers, but additionally that we’re on time when leaving for video games.

“Nonetheless, there isn’t any excuse for not acknowledging followers and if the mother and father of the fan carrying the Leeds equipment within the video may make themselves identified to us, we’d be grateful.”

On Sunday, the membership’s Supporters Advisory Board issued an announcement of no confidence in supervisor Javi Gracia and the board. Gracia joined the membership in February following the dismissal of Jesse Marsch.

They stated: “After the consequence and efficiency of the crew right now [against Bournemouth], the Leeds United Supporters Advisory Board [SAB] want to place on file its lack of religion within the present administration crew on the membership.

“The SAB have been supportive of many choices this yr and can all the time work with the membership to enhance the best way the membership connects with its supporters and communities, so it is just proper that we additionally tackle the present performances and the scenario we are actually confronted with.”

Leeds subsequent play away at Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis earlier than internet hosting Champions League hopefuls Newcastle United.

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