Leeds United players have expressed their regret and apology for not acknowledging fans before their 4-1 defeat by Bournemouth on Sunday. A video went viral on social media of Leeds players appearing to ignore fans, including a child, as they departed the team hotel prior to the match. The players have stated that they “can’t express how sorry” they are for not showing more love to the fan wearing the Leeds kit in the video. They have also admitted that there is no excuse for not acknowledging fans and have asked for the parents of the fan to make themselves known to them.
The Whites have taken just one point from their past five games and are one point above the relegation zone. The future of manager Javi Gracia is under discussion by the club and Leeds face arguably the toughest end to the season of the clubs battling relegation, with Manchester City and Newcastle up next before a visit to West Ham and then Tottenham at Elland Road to end the campaign. They conceded 23 goals in April – a Premier League record for a single month and the most by any top-flight side since Birmingham also let in 23 goals in April 1965.
After Sunday’s defeat, the Leeds United Supporters Advisory Board issued a statement of no confidence in the club’s management. The players have stated that they “do not believe that this fight is over” and will keep going until the last ball is kicked this season. They have thanked fans for their support and urged them to keep going until the end of the season.