Leeds United’s gamers have apologised after a video of them ignoring followers at a crew lodge earlier than their conflict towards Bournemouth went viral.
The clip sparked widespread condemnation from followers and pundits alike, with polarising British character Piers Morgan branding the Leeds gamers as “egocentric, boastful p****s.”
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Leeds would go on to lose the sport 4-1 in a bitter blow to their survival hopes as Bournemouth all however secured their Premier League standing for one more yr.
In the video, gamers are seen carrying headphones and fully blanking the Leeds supporters who had gathered to want them effectively, with a lot of these being kids.
The gamers have since issued a press release the place they famous their efficiency towards the Cherries “was not adequate” and that their followers “deserve greater than this.”
“What is simply as regarding to us as a bunch, is the video on-line of us leaving the lodge,” the assertion learn.
“Words can’t specific how sorry we’re that the teen within the video carrying the Leeds package just isn’t proven extra love from the squad.
“On a matchday we do an activation stroll, earlier than and after this we cease for pictures and autographs to make sure we work together with followers, but additionally that we’re on time when leaving for video games.
Leeds’ season went from dangerous to worse towards Bournemouth. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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“However, there isn’t any excuse for not acknowledging followers and if the mother and father of the fan carrying the Leeds package within the video may make themselves identified to us, we might be grateful.”
In a constructive twist, a person claiming to be the daddy of the boy carrying the Leeds package within the video has shared on Twitter that the video didn’t inform the entire story.
The Twitter person, going by the identify @MagnumDecorati1, posted a collection of pictures of Leeds gamers interacting along with his son and wrote “don’t consider what you learn in these articles.”
The person additionally insists he will likely be occurring British TV present Good Morning Britain the place he “shall be telling the reality.”
It isn’t the primary time in latest weeks Premier League gamers have been accused of snubbing a younger fan.
Arsenal’s superstars got here in for criticism after the membership posted a video of their gamers signing a shirt for the membership mascot earlier than their 2-2 draw towards West Ham United.
Although they stopped to signal the jersey, none of them uttered a phrase and even acknowledged the younger lady.
Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist branded the scenes as “stunning” on talkSPORT and acknowledged it was “agony watching that.”
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