Leeds United condemned on-line abuse of former England girls’s worldwide Karen Carney on Wednesday after the Premier League membership’s personal Twitter account singled her out for a remark made as a tv pundit.
Carney had advised on Amazon Prime throughout Leeds’ 5-Zero win at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday that final season’s COVID-19 shutdown had helped Leeds safe promotion.
Leeds tweeted with emojis above a tv clip of Carney talking: “Promoted because of COVID. Won the league by 10 points.”
The clip had 4.7 million views.
Club chairman Andrea Radrizzani defended the social media publish and stated Carney’s remark had been “completely unnecessary and disrespectful” however Leeds issued a subsequent response on Wednesday.
“Leeds United completely condemns any abuse received by Karen Carney on social media following last night’s Premier League game,” the membership, whose tweet was not taken down, stated in a press release.
“Everyone at our club respects Karen greatly for all she has achieved in the game, as well as her work in the media and the charity work she undertakes.”
The Women in Football group stated the membership’s post-match tweet was “inciteful and hateful”.
“Whether you agree with the comment or not, singling out and ridiculing an individual on an official club account is not what we’re here for,” it stated on Twitter.
Carney had stated Leeds ran the danger of dropping steam on the finish of final season due to their high-tempo fashion.
“They outrun everyone, and credit to them. My only concern would be, will they blow up at the end of the season like the last couple of seasons?” stated Carney, who earned 144 England caps between 2005-2019.
“I actually think they got promoted because of COVID in terms of it giving them a bit of respite. I don’t know if they’d have got up if they didn’t have that break.”
The 2019-20 Championship season resumed in June after a three-month hiatus as a result of pandemic and Leeds went on to win with a tally of 93 factors.
Leeds, 11th on 23 factors from 16 video games, are resulting from tackle Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.