It’s been a pretty miserable season for Leeds fans, and fans are once again bashing their club after the announcement of two post-season friendlies.
While some fans may think it’s bad enough making them watch two more matches after the capitulation this season, it is the location of those two friendlies that is causing some controversy.
The club announced on Tuesday morning that they will play two post-season matches in crisis-hit Myanmar.
Myanmar, previously known as Burma, has been the scene of plenty of political and societal unrest in recent times, with thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the country and accusing the regime of ethnic cleansing.
Of course, there has been unrest on and off the pitch for Leeds this season, with fans growing tired of their shoddy transfers, gutless performances and underwhelming manager.
Managing director Angus Kinnear said: “Myanmar is one of the fastest growing nations in southeast Asia and is passionate about English football. They have ambitious goals for grassroots and elite football development that we are delighted to be able to support.”
The Leeds squad, minus those with international duties, will face the Myanmar National League All-Stars team on May 9 before squaring off with the national side on May 11.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
What is actually wrong with you people? What next? A friendly in Syria? Pre-season tour of Baghdad?
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) April 24, 2018
Christ, at least Cellino had never heard of Myanmar
— Dan (@lufc_dan) April 24, 2018
This is actually appalling, why can’t we go normal places like Spain or Portugal
— 🐡 (@laurinaaa_) April 24, 2018
I take it North Korea wouldn’t answer your phone calls?
— Mark Harrison (@harree65) April 24, 2018
I'd be really interested to hear what part this country's atrocious human rights record played in the discussion about whether to go. I'm all for sport building bridges. But there? Now? When the state is supporting ethnic cleansing? Please do let us know the logic.
— Richard Young (@RichardYoung) April 24, 2018
Crisis club playin in a crisis country ….. ironic that #lufc
— tim mollitt (@sparkytim999) April 24, 2018
This is worse than the new badge fiasco.
— john barry (@johnbarry1937) April 24, 2018
Absolute disgrace. Am totally shocked that the club would put business above human rights! What a sad day for @LUFC Remeber when @LucasRadebe was our Captain and we championed kicking racism out of football and supported his charitable endeavours. How far the mighty have fallen
— Adonis Storr (@Adonis_Storr) April 24, 2018