Leeds United majority owner Andrea Radrizzani may post peculiar updates on Twitter to try and gain approval.
This is the opinion of One Leeds Fan Channel presenter Conor McGilligan, who was speaking on Thursday’s upload ahead of this weekend’s Premier League visit of Bournemouth.
Radrizzani tweeted in the aftermath of Leeds’ surprise 2-1 victory at Anfield last weekend, in which he posted: “We were not rubbish last week and we are not champions tonight. It’s a long journey , working and improving TOGETHER game by game , as always have been in these 6 years since I had the honour to join this unique Club. #MarchingOnToghether @LUFC.”
The post seemed to be in response to the anger that the club faced from its supporters following the previous weekend’s 3-2 home defeat to newly promoted Fulham.
And McGilligan cannot fathom as to why the majority owner is insistent on posting on social media regarding the club, and suggests that he will receive a fair bit of backlash from fans for doing so.
“It’s almost like he needs a hug, for me Radz [Radrizzani], he wants approval, he’s always wanted approval, because he’s always come online,” the presenter said on One Leeds Fan Channel (17:42).
“And remember, he’s spoken about how well he’s done for Leeds and where the club was at on Twitter.
“Twitter is not the place to do that.
“You know, when I tweet out, people will come for me constantly, the same people every single time.
“Radz will have that on a grander scale.
“So, I don’t understand why he does it.”
TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…
We agree with McGilligan and believe that as a rule of thumb, club chairman and owners should try and avoid social media as much as possible.
In the case of the Leeds majority owner, this is because supporters and fans will have a platform to send barrages of criticism their way, when things aren’t going particularly well on the pitch.
Therefore, we agree with the presenter and think that Radrizzani should refrain from posting interesting comments about the club in the future.
But, there may be some that feel like a connection between the fans and owner is important, but there are perhaps better ways of going about it.