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Gary Lineker Responds To Marcelo Bielsa And Leeds Winning The FIFA Fair Play Award

Gary Lineker Responds To Marcelo Bielsa And Leeds Winning The FIFA Fair Play Award

Fans are speechless that Marcelo Bielsa and his Leeds side have taken home the Fair Play Award after the controversial 'spygate' this year.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

Gary Lineker has hilariously poked fun at Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa after his side scooped the Fair Play Award at the Best FIFA Football Awards.

FIFA hosted its annual football award ceremony at the Teatro alla Scala in Italy on Monday evening UK time.

Leeds took home the Fair Play Award for allowing Aston Villa to score an uncontested goal at Elland Road last season.

But that hasn't stopped Lineker from seeing the funny side of the award after Bielsa was caught up in the spygate fiasco.

And fans are also baffled at how Bielsa's side won the award due to his involvement in the whole spygate incident.

The 64-year-old Argentine manager was at the centre of controversy after a member of Leeds was caught spying outside of Derby County's training ground last season.

And Bielsa later admitted that he had someone watch the training sessions of the teams that his side had played against.

The EFL handed down a punishment of £200,000 to Leeds in February, which the former Argentina boss said he would personally pay.

"The sanction [the EFL] gave us of £200,000 -- it is a financial sanction against the club, not against me, but I am responsible for it," Bielsa said in May.

"That is why I paid it from my pocket, the financial sanction."

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