A number of Leeds United fans have slammed a new article for criticising Marcelo Bielsa for his use of a translater in press conferences.
During his time in England, the Leeds manager has become well-known for the translators who accompany him whenever he speaks to the press.
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A recent article published in The Sun, however, decided that this was somehow upsetting and proceeded to suggest that ‘things really are looking down’ for the club as he ‘still cannot utter a word of English more than three years after arriving’.
Chief football writer at the Yorkshire Evening Post Graham Smyth tweeted disapprovingly about the article and it soon drew a similar response from a collection of Leeds supporters.
Here’s what these Leeds fans had to say
“Shameful how xenophobia goes unchecked in certain parts of our media.”
However, considering the success Bielsa has had during his time with Leeds – he has led them to Premier League football for the first time since 2004, and then helped them finish ninth in their first season back – it would not make much sense to blame his unwillingness to speak English to the press as a reason for the club’s current struggles.
With such an apparent lack of evidence to back up the relevance of the article’s criticism, it’s no wonder these fans were so upset by the complaint.