According to an interview he has done with The Independent, former Leeds United striker Chris Wood has denied that he refused to play in the club’s match against Sunderland prior to his move to Burnley in August, but Whites fans aren’t impressed with his latest comments.
The New Zealand international has scored three goals in seven games for the Clarets following his £18m move to Turf Moor in August, but he spoke to The Independent to clear up what happened on his Elland Road exit more than six weeks ago.
The 25-year-old says that while the deal went through two days after the clash at the Stadium of Light, the initial agreement came 24 hours before the Championship fixture and one of the stipulations was that the Premier League outfit didn’t want him to face the Black Cats.
Leeds supporters were quick to take to social media to have their say on the matter, and while some told him to “stop lying”, others were left wondering why he is talking about the club more than six weeks after he left.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Who is this guy and why does he keep talking about us?
— Mork From Ork (@DarrenDriver) October 5, 2017
I don't get how he can be confused when we wrote what he wrote on Twitter what did he expect
— Jack (@lufc_) October 5, 2017
Chris should just stop lying. He said over the summer he intended staying at Leeds. Turns out he was looking for a move all along.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) October 5, 2017
This interview makes him look even worse. Not only did he lie to his fans he's now admitted he was conniving to leave all along. 1/2
— Mark Devaney (@markwd1) October 5, 2017
We've moved on since then can't you find something current to write about ?
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) October 5, 2017
You wanted to leave end of story good luck to you but you're a distant memory now
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) October 5, 2017
Dont believe a word he says
— Joanne Bridgeman (@jostaffswhite) October 5, 2017
Pathetic. He looks even worse after saying all that. Why doesn’t he just get his head down and play for that Prem team he ‘held out for’
— Matt James (@MattJLufc) October 5, 2017