Leeds United chief Victor Orta has issued an apology after footage emerged following the 4-3 win over Bournemouth at the weekend.
The Lowdown: Dramatic comeback
It looked as if the Whites were heading for defeat at Elland Road after Dominic Solanke put the visitors 3-1 up shortly after half time.
However, goals from Sam Greenwood, Liam Cooper and Crysencio Summerville sealed a dramatic comeback and ensured Jesse Marsch’s side would make it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season.
Footage emerged on Twitter after the win of Orta chanting ‘sack the board’ at one supporter, with Conor McGilligan labelling it ‘absolutely insane’.
The Latest: Orta’s apology
Leeds correspondent Graham Smyth took to Twitter on Sunday evening to share an update on Orta, tweeting:
“Victor Orta has released a statement apologising over an incident that was captured on camera at full-time yesterday. He’s also detailed abuse received in recent weeks.”
The statement, which was shared by The Yorkshire Evening Post, is available to view here.
The Verdict: Tension
There appears to be plenty of tension between the supporters and the board, with chants aimed at Leeds officials during last month’s defeat to Fulham.
Fans are entitled to their own opinion, and with Orta being extremely emotional at full-time, it doesn’t come as a shock that he reacted in the manner that he did.
An apology was expected after his Elland Road antics, but the abuse he has received via phone calls and texts is unacceptable.
The club need to try and come together once again, but sadly it feels like the relationship between fans and the board is growing apart.
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