Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has defended a tweet from the club’s official account, criticizing expert Karen Carney for claiming she was only going to the Premier League “because of Covid”

Former England women’s international Carney, who won 144 caps, said while Amazon Prime Sport reported on Leeds’ 5-0 win at West Brom on Tuesday that Marcelo Bielsa’s side was off the coronavirus break I profited in March to win the championship title

Leeds responded on Twitter by poking fun at Carney’s comments and creating a backlash from some fans who believed it would encourage online abuse if directed at them

Responding to a tweet saying Leeds was ashamed of its actions, Radrizzani wrote, “I take responsibility for the club tweet

“I think this comment (from Carney) is completely unnecessary and disrespectful to our club and especially to the fantastic hard work of our players and coaches, who have understood all the statistics on the field in the last two championship seasons’

Radrizzani was joined by Brighton’s defender Ben White, who was on loan at Leeds last season, when Bielsa’s side scored 93 points in 46 games, finishing 10 points ahead of second-placed West Brom

White posted three faces with tear emojis, and current Leeds player Mateusz Klich also used emojis to express disgust at Carney’s comments

But former Leeds defender Rio Ferdinand responded to a tweet criticizing the Yorkshire club for saying it was a “shame” and “embarrassing a hard-working expert who is now from LUFC fans are mistreated”‘

Leeds’ fight against West Brom brought them to 11th place with 23 points from 16 games Premier League spot Only six newly promoted teams in Premier League history have won more victories than Leeds’ seven in this phase of a campaign, but Bielsa has been criticized in the past for dropping out of their teams due to fatigue

Carney made this point clear after West Brom won, saying, “They (Leeds) overtake everyone and give them credit. My only concern would be, ‘Would you blow them up at the end of the season?”

“We’ve seen this for the past couple of seasons and I actually think they got promoted because of Covid which gave them a bit of peace of mind I don’t know if they would have risen if they hadn’t had that break ‘

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Source: https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/30/leeds-united-owner-backs-controversial-tweet-slamming-amazon-pundit-karen-carney-13823724/