Radrizzani condemns flare-throwing fans v Bristol City

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Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani hailed the bulk of the Leeds support after his side’s impressive 3-0 win against Bristol City at Ashton Gate, but condemned the fans who threw flares.

Leeds got back to winning ways in the Championship after three consecutive defeats had seen them drop from the top of the league to sixth.

Two goals from Samu Saiz and one from Pierre-Michel Lasogga wrapped up the win that saw Bristol City swap places with Leeds in the Championship, with Thomas Christiansen’s men moving up to fourth.

However, for Radrizzani the victory was marred slightly by the fans who managed to get flares into the ground.

He posted his message on Twitter after the game saying, “Thank you for the support today! Except who threw flares.”

He said that he now expects the club to be fined and added that it’s money “that we could use for social initiatives.”


What a win from Leeds. After four defeats in the last five games it was crisis time for Thomas Christiansen and his men, and they responded with a fast and furious performance that blew Bristol City away in front of their home fans. The big difference was the switch to a 4-3-3 formation after other Championship teams had exposed their midfield in the 4-2-3-1 Christiansen has employed this season. There were two black marks on the day though for Leeds. One was the use of flares by certain Leeds fans and the other was the red card for defender Gaetano Berardi for a headbutt on Bristol City’s Matty Taylor. Both are likely to have repercussions for the Leeds hierarchy, and both were needless. 

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