Ex-Leeds star Paddy Kenny SLAMS his former side’s ’embarrassing’ players after they ignored fans
Now Leeds’ own EX PLAYERS are piling on their ’embarrassing’ title stars who ignored young fans waiting to greet them at their hotel, as Paddy Kenny says they are ’embarrassed’
- Leeds players were filmed ignoring fans at their Bournemouth hotel on Sunday
- Paddy Kenny, who played 81 games for the club, said they should be ashamed
- Leeds lost 4–1 to the Cherries to keep them one point above the relegation zone
Ex-Leeds star Paddy Kenny has called his former side ‘shameful’ after players ignored fans who had gathered at their Bournemouth hotel and insisted they should be ashamed.
A clip posted to Twitter on Sunday shows members of the Leeds first team stifling supporters who had been waiting in the hotel lobby to greet them.
The players were filmed walking silently to the hotel entrance, while a group of fans tried to get their attention.
Most of the Leeds team wore headphones and avoided eye contact as they headed for the door.
A young boy waved to the players to get their attention, but no one looked in his direction and his view was later blocked by a member of the Leeds security team.
Leeds United players were filmed ignoring fans who had gathered at the team hotel to say hello
Despite a number of young fans waving and calling out the names of the players, no one responded
Kenny, who played 81 games for Leeds, condemned the players’ disrespect for their fans after the incident, calling the incident ’embarrassing’ before adding: ‘[I] I can’t believe what I’ve seen with this and Arsenal lately, it’s a joke and they should all be ashamed.’
Simon Jordan added: “Players need to do better. I think they forget where they came from,” while Piers Morgan called the players “selfish arrogant p****s.”
Leeds didn’t fare much better on the pitch as they were hammered 4-1 by the Cherries, leaving them just one point above the relegation zone.
They have now won just one of their last seven, a spell that saw them beaten 6-1 by Liverpool, 5-1 by Crystal Palace and 4-1 by Arsenal before Sunday’s thrashing.
The run has many Leeds fans worried, with a fan group losing confidence in the club’s board and manager Javi Gracia.
As for the hotel incident, it comes just two weeks after Arsenal players were also heavily criticized for their lack of involvement with one of the club’s mascots.
In a clip posted to the club’s social media channels, the Arsenal players were seen signing a shirt for the young supporter as they entered the dressing room.
The clip immediately went viral on Twitter as thousands of people couldn’t understand why none of the players seemed to want to talk to the mascot or even make eye contact.
Leeds lost the game 4–1, leaving them just one point above the relegation zone
The Gunners have also recently been criticized on social media for appearing to ignore a fan
Paddy Kenny, who played 81 games for Leeds, has criticized his former side’s behaviour
He called their treatment of fans ‘shameful’ and said they ‘should be ashamed’
The Gunners were accused of being “entitled, overpaid and rude,” but the girl’s father insisted the footage was just a “tiny window” into her day.
Mikel Arteta also had to defend his players when asked about the matter at a press conference later in the week.
Since then, a number of clubs, including Manchester United, have mocked the Gunners across social media for their poorly reviewed tweet.
Hardly any of the players looked in the girl’s direction, let alone stopped for a quick chat.