By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

10th Nov, 2022 | 12:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson has slammed Victor Orta for mocking Leeds United fans in the directors’ box at Elland Road after their 4-3 win over Bournemouth at the weekend.

Leeds fans have regularly chanted “sack the board” in recent weeks amid frustration of their team’s performance and with Jesse Marsch’s men 3-1 down against the Cherries on Saturday, it echoed around Elland Road once more.

Of course, Leeds came back to win the game 4-3 but afterwards, video footage of director of football Orta emerged where the Spaniard was shushing fans and mocking them by chanting “sack the board” himself.

Orta has since apologised via the Yorkshire Evening Post, suggesting that his actions were the result of pent-up anger at abuse he’d received after his phone number was “deliberately given out last month“.

Robinson can see why Orta did what he did due to his nature.

However, the ex-Leeds goalkeeper has called on the Spaniard to show a more professional approach, especially towards the fans, in moments where emotions are running so high.

“He’s a bit of a loose cannon, a bit of a livewire,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

He’s very passionate, his heart is with the club and he wears his heart on his sleeve, which overspills at times.

I don’t think it was needed. It wasn’t the time or place and especially for somebody in his position, he shouldn’t behave like that.

But you can understand why he does it because of the passion he has and the love for the club he has.

It has to be controlled in a way that reflects the position he’s in at the club though.”

In other Leeds United news, a European club has confirmed they’ll be doing an official farewell for a player who’s been signed by the Whites.