The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have all been cracking the same joke as Adam Forshaw pulled out of the club’s post-season tour of war-torn Myanmar. According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, the midfielder has picked up a hip injury and will be receiving an injection this week, meaning he’ll miss the club’s two friendly matches in the Far East this week, joining Pontus Jansson, Pablo Hernandez and Liam Cooper on the list of those missing the tour.
Adam Forshaw joins Liam Cooper, Pablo Hernandez and Pontus Jansson in missing Leeds United's Myanmar tour:https://t.co/TtVO1eUXqB
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 7, 2018
The Leeds fans propping our bar up aren’t surprised in the slightest to see players picking up supposed injuries in a big to miss the Myanmar tour. The tour that’s been organised by the club’s owner, Andrea Radrizzani to improve the coverage of his company, Eleven Sport, in the Far East has been a controversial one. Many fans don’t agree with the decision to take the Yorkshire club to a place that has been riddled with issues politically, leading to the culling of huge numbers of people.
The Whites will be hoping that their visit to the country can be a good thing for all parties. The club will be playing against the Myanmar national team and against a Myanmar national league all-star team whilst out on tour. The players will also have an opportunity to visit the country’s main cultural sites and will be holding training and coaching sessions for children in the local area.
You can read our local Leeds’ fans reactions to Forshaw’s timely injury here:
is Saiz going? Be amazed if so!
— James Carroll (@JimboC1974) May 7, 2018
100% some dubious injuries yesterday I’d do the same
— Jono M (@mitchell_jonny) 7 May 2018
Can’t go if your injured pic.twitter.com/AlKLN9gAcr
— Dom R (@dommer14) May 7, 2018
Really how long is the queue Phil to see club doctor this morning with slight knocks from yesterday’s bruising encounter lol
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) May 7, 2018
I see him rubbing his hamstring on pitch yesterday,very convenient
— #del wright (@delwright21) 7 May 2018
Any chance we can leave a lot of the players over there , maybe they could put there talents to use , toilet attendants or cleaning tables etc
— marshall (@sales08988433) May 7, 2018
How can our captain not be going on such a controversial tour? Surely he should be 1st on the plane
— DL (@SS6_LUFC) May 7, 2018
Yeah all of them I'll be saying they've got an injury and no-one but Hecky and Radz will be going on the plane. To be honest, I'd try and get injured just to get out of it. I'm just wonder who will get injured next so they don't have to go to Myanmar.
— Ryan Hickman (@Ryanlufc1992) May 7, 2018
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