Leeds United fans on Twitter are raging after Chris Wilder’s comments about their club following confirmation that Sheffield United would be playing in the Premier League next season.
Despite it being a day of celebration for Wilder and his team he couldn’t help but go on a tirade about his closest rivals.
The Blades manager let loose his thoughts on his Yorkshire rivals whilst he was celebrating his team’s promotion to the Premier League.
Wilder said in a YouTube video on the club’s official channel.
“We’ve had one defeat in 13 and I’ve got muppets from Leeds talking about the pressure being on us.
“Bamford and (Adam) Forshaw and a couple of others. It’s over to you and this, that and the other.
“They got beat seven times since Christmas. We’ve been beaten once. We’ve set it up from Christmas to be in the race and we’ve steamrolled it.”
The Sheffield United boss held his nerve towards the end of the season, culminating in promotion to the Premier League for his club, whilst the Whites faltered at the final hurdle.
Wilder had often talked about Leeds towards the business end of the campaign. The manager has had the last laugh firing back one more time after the Blades’ triumph.
His comments touched a nerve with the Elland Road faithful as they branded him classless and embarrassing for focussing on Leeds on the proudest day of his managerial career.
Here’s what the fans have been saying on Twitter…
I don’t remember Bielsa being anything other than respectful in press conferences to opposing teams and managers. I congratulate Sheff Utd on promotion. I am sure Bielsa will have done too. It’s well deserved! ? (No parachute money etc) Comments like Wilders just unnecessary
— Paul Crosbie (@pnxb1019) April 29, 2019
Thinks he’s big man now he’s promoted doesn’t he
— Adam Marshall (@Marsh010) April 29, 2019
One or two of the things he says about his team are correct. However, he’d be better advised keeping his gob shut & showing a bit of dignity. You’ve won – enjoy it. If Leeds has gone up Bielsa certainly wouldn’t have been so crass
— David Wood (@mrdavidnwood) April 29, 2019
Definitely the beer talking. Fair play to the Blades but his comments are a bit embarrassing.
— Rich1664 (@Rich16641) April 29, 2019
He doesn’t have any class. He is not Bielsa.
— Joseph Hart (@josephghart) April 29, 2019
Bitter little man.
— Rich (@A1eedsfan) April 29, 2019
Tiny irrelevant club with a bitter man as manager. ?
— Matty Harrison (@harrisonmatty1) April 29, 2019
Thought he’d been quite classy all season until now
— Jay ? (@lufc4625) April 29, 2019