The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their club’s 2-1 loss against the Myanmar National League Allstars whilst on tour in Myanmar. The highly controversial tour featured the Yorkshire club playing two games, with the next match being this Friday against the Myanmar National team in Mandalay.
All over. 2-1 defeat to the MNL All-Stars. Next up is Myanmar's national team in Mandalay on Friday. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 9, 2018
Whilst the organisation and timing of the tour has been shambolic, losing to a team comprised of Myanmar National League players is the icing on the cake for The Whites. The club are only on their post-season tour of Myanmar because their majority shareholder, Andrea Radrizzani wants to increase the exposure of his company, Eleven Sports into Far East Asia, as he already has contracts in both Singapore and Thailand.
The major controversy with the club travelling to Myanmar is the recent genocide of Rohingya Muslims from the country. Over the last year thousands of Rohingyas have been forced out of the country and killed, and fans of the club were advised against travelling to watch their side play due to the dangers in the country. Despite the fact that fans were being given this advice, the tour went ahead and now the Leeds players will have to play one more match in Myanmar as well as hold coaching sessions for local children.
You can read our resident Whites’ verdict on the club’s loss here:
On a scale of Histon to Sutton. How embarrassing is this?
— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) May 9, 2018
And worst of all for the away fans, just heard there's diversions on the M1
— Eamo Salah (@EamoV1) May 9, 2018
@DomBallance Always going to be tough against an All Star team
— Alex (@allibowden) May 9, 2018
HECKING HELL! LOST AGAIN!! #LUFC
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) 9 May 2018
All i learnt from it was Grot needs to go
— brian_fanning (@brianf456) May 9, 2018
But could MNL All Stars do it on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke? Don’t think so.
— Freddy P (@frigapig) May 9, 2018
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