By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

23rd Sep, 2021 | 5:30pm

Paul Robinson defends Radrizzani for Twitter spat with Leeds United fan

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Paul Robinson has backed Andrea Radrizzani after the Leeds United owner hit out at a fan on Twitter for a tweet about Adam Forshaw.

Leeds’ summer transfer window was dominated by speculation about Marcelo Bielsa signing a new central midfielder and when that new player didn’t come, Radrizzani pointed to Forshaw as being the solution to the problem.

However, since returning from an injury lay-off that lasted almost two years, 29-year-old Forshaw has still not won over all supporters and has also seen himself have another short-term spell on the sidelines.

Forshaw returned from his latest setback in the Carabao Cup win at Fulham on Tuesday night and when he came off the bench, one Leeds fan sarcastically tweeted that the “saviour” has come on.

Radrizzani responded to that tweet, saying: “Bunch of haters! Enjoy the win and support always our club and all our lads.”

Robinson has backed Radrizzani for his use of social media, saying that the Leeds chief isn’t wrong in his reply.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “He’s not wrong.

People use social media as a platform to criticise.

Forshaw has been at the club for a while now and he’s a central part of the squad.

There was no need to tweet that in response to what the owner said.

People have the right to an opinion and the way Radrizzani uses social media is up to him but it’s nice to see him have such a passion and love for the club and for what he’s doing.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. He’s opened himself up by posting that in the first place so he’s got a right to reply to him.

It was a fair reply.”

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