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Leeds had called out the pundit for claiming that Marcelo Bielsa's side were only promoted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The last games of the Championship season were postponed by the crisis, but Leeds were ten points clear at the top of the league at the time and likely to cruise to the title even without the break.
Club owner Andrea Radrizzani has since taken responsibility for the tweet, explaining that he found the comments "unnecersary and disrespectful".
I take the responsibility of the Club tweet. I consider that comment completely unnecessary and disrespectful to our Club and particularly to the fantastic hard work of our players and coaches whom were understanding on the pitch for the last two championship seasons by all stats- Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) December 29, 2020
Former Elland Road star Rio Ferdinand was one of the footballing community to criticise the tweet, saying that it should be deleted.
Agree... delete tweet!- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 29, 2020
In addition, ex-England international Darren Bent joined those hitting out at the club's actions, saying, "It's disgusting, I think. The fact that they can do that," and that it is, "painting them as a target."
"I love Leeds & the way they play, but it makes them look small."- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 30, 2020
"If you see some of the comments under that clip, it's unbelievable."
"They've taken the shine off a very good performance. It's poor."
Ade Oladipo & Darren Bent condemn #LUFC's Twitter post about Karen Carney pic.twitter.com/MuFIlitH1A
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