Andrea Radrizzani sends message to Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams after World Cup video does rounds on social media
Andrea Radrizzani has praised Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams for his handling of a question in a pre-game World Cup press conference.
The United States international was corrected by an Iranian journalist for mispronouncing the name of his country and was also asked about the discrimination in Adams’ nation.
The 23-year-old gave a dignified reply which saw him earn the respect of many in the media as well as the Whites owner himself.
Via Twitter, Radrizzani wrote, “Class and Intelligence! Proud of you. Good luck tomorrow.”
Adams showed great maturity and did not get offended by the question or give a reaction as the journalist was probably expecting.
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The midfielder was there to field questions about the game against Iran and he was called out for pronouncing something incorrectly, which is down to no fault of his own.
Most people in the United States pronounce it that way and that’s probably why he’s picked up on it.
He gave a very dignified response about “Education” and did not attack the journalist for his country’s controversial laws.
Leeds will certainly be proud of how their player handled this situation and public praise from the owner is certainly something he would not have expected.
We’re hoping that the United States go through as Adams has been in sensational form and we’re expecting Brenden Aaronson to also start featuring more prominently.
In other Leeds United news, a first-team defender may not have long left at Elland Road after “Awful” footage emerges from this month, making a January transfer imperative.