By Ryan Darby

11th Jan, 2021 | 10:00pm

MOT View: Leeds talent sends ill-advised tweet after cameo - appears to dig out fans

Leeds United youngster Sam Greenwood has sent what appears to be a rather ill-advised tweet following the club’s FA Cup defeat to Crawley Town.

Despite the defeat for Leeds on Sunday, Greenwood was soon back in action for the club’s Under-23s on Monday afternoon.

The former Arsenal man scored for the Whites in a routine win against Burnley and then immediately took to Twitter.

The striker used two emojis, one with a mouth zipped close and another pulling a ‘shush’.

One fan responded in support of Greenwood and told him to ‘Show them’ with another shush face emoji, to which the Leeds forward responded in agreement with a heart emoji.

The exact meaning behind the tweet is not exactly clear, but one could easily speculate that it is in response to the unrest among Leeds United supporters following the club’s FA Cup defeat.

While we may be reading too much into this here at MOT Leeds News, we do think it is a great look for the young forward, who has only just made his maiden first-team appearance.

With six Premier League 2 goals in eight appearances this season, Greenwood is a player that has got Leeds United fans excited following his summer move from Arsenal – but surely this is not the right approach to take.

Perhaps he is suggesting that supporters should let the football do the talking and granted, it was a very well-taken goal he scored against Burnley – but regardless, tweets like these are surely not helping anybody move on from Sunday’s embarrassment.

A number of fans in the replies were equally confused, with one urging Greenwood to ‘reflect’ on his tweet after being knocked out of the FA Cup by a League Two outfit.

The defeat to Crawley on Sunday was a real blow for the club and one that, aside from the game at Old Trafford, the club have not experienced this season.

Leeds look set to survive their first season back in the Premier League with no major issues and the morale surrounding the club has generally never so high.

The last thing that Marcelo Bielsa will want to read about is what some of the club’s younger players have been tweeting.

Let’s hope it was nothing than an ill-advised tweet from Greenwood.

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