Leeds United manager Garry Monk confirmed following the 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic on the final day of the season that left-back Charlie Taylor refused to play.
???? @GarryMonk "Charlie Taylor refused to play, he is a good lad but he's been terribly advised. From my point of view it's unacceptable"
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 7, 2017
The 23-year-old – who came through the youth system at Elland Road – has been strongly linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion in recent months and had a transfer requested rejected last summer.
He was due to be named in the matchday squad for the trip to the Latics on Sunday, but was a surprise absentee beforehand.
Taylor has made 29 Championship appearances for the Yorkshire outfit – who narrowly missed out on the play-off positions – but has often found himself on the substitutes’ bench in the last few weeks with his contract due to run out this summer.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and they wasted no time in laying into the full-back and criticising his attitude.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Jack (@Sthjck) May 7, 2017
— mark (@GunnyMark) May 7, 2017
— Kyle Graham (@KTG_1990) May 7, 2017
— Ash Clark (@Ashclark__) May 7, 2017
— David Michael Cox (@gurucox) May 7, 2017
— Tom Wilson (@TomWilson2323) May 7, 2017
— Ashley Crow (@ashleycrow88) May 7, 2017
— David Ahern (@djpahern) May 7, 2017