'Absolutely bizarre, Last the club needs' – Many Leeds fans react as Phil Hay posts major update

Two 4-1 defeats in a row have left Leeds United rocking but Saturday’s game was notable for one other reason.

Pablo Hernandez was dropped after his reaction to getting subbed in the game against Leicester when he ripped his black armband off and kicked a water bottle.

Marcelo Bielsa didn’t mention this in his pre-match press conference so when Hernandez was missing from the squad on Saturday, it came as a surprise.

Bielsa confirmed that he wasn’t injured after the match and Hernandez duly apologised on his Instagram account.

Athletic journalist Phil Hay relayed the news and it sparked some different reactions on Twitter.

Some Leeds fans thought it was a poor reaction from Hernandez but that the apology was enough to move on.

Others thought that irrespective of the incident, Hernandez should have played and was a real miss on Saturday.

There’s no doubt he was a miss. Without Rodrigo – himself recovering from Covid-19 – Hernandez is the creative spark that could have made a difference on Saturday.

But, Bielsa is a man with strong principles and he obviously felt that a public statement needed to be made. Hernandez has previous here as well.

Many fans think this is enough to draw a line over the whole thing and the player still has the support of the overwhelming majority of supporters.

Hopefully, this will be consigned to the history books after the international break.

Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans…


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