Leeds fans have fired back at Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder after his comments about the media backing Leeds have received ahead of their potential promotion to the Premier League.
These comments come just a week after Henry Winter produced an article on why the Premier League needs Leeds United, which gushed over the history of the club and their fanbase.
The Sheffield United boss clearly isn’t a fan of the media’s obsession with Leeds and, after the Blades returned to the driving seat in the race for promotion, he revealed his frustration.
Wilder told the Sheffield Star: “Most of the media want Leeds to go up. We’re determined to make them eat their words”
Leeds fans took issue with Wilder’s statement saying that he is off the mark after the club’s treatment around the Spygate saga, whilst other fans had a problem with the fact Wilder addressed it despite the fact it doesn’t affect what happens on the pitch.
Here’s what Leeds fans have been saying in response to the promotion-chasing manager on Twitter…
Poor from a Man who is normally bang on with his views!
After how Bielsa and the Club was treated during Spygate, how can he think the Media etc are backing us?!
— Ryan (@RazzaMOT91) April 21, 2019
Media backing has never won a game I’ve been to so who cares. Tbf he was asked a loaded question. Done a great job at #SUFC this season and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought they would fall away in the last quarter. #lufc or them? Great achievement whoever makes it.
— Terry Coburn (@TerryCoburn) April 21, 2019
Media backing doesn’t get you promoted. Not bottling a penality & puttin away a lowly Wigan who’ve had ten men since the start so they aren’t able to park the bus, does. Still waitin to see how many, if any at all donate their wage to a Leeds charity because that was disgraceful.
— El Grimmo ☭ ?? (@VileAnimal1919) April 21, 2019
That’s simply not true most pundits on Sky either really despise leeds or Just say things to get a reaction from Leeds fan’s.
— SAMUEL ???? (@Murray__87) April 21, 2019
He must have missed the media hysteria surrounding “spygate”
— HmeisterGeneral ??♂️ (@HmeisterGeneral) April 21, 2019
— john macdonald (@JmacLeeds) April 21, 2019