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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

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.

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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.

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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."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Gary Lineker, Leeds, Elland Road, Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, Aston Villa, Best FIFA Football Awards, Football, Leeds United, Twitter

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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