Chris Sutton puts Leeds United fans on blast after what he heard in win v Liverpool
Chris Sutton has put Leeds United fans on blast after chants he heard them singing in the club’s huge win over Liverpool on Saturday 29th October.
It was a historic night for the Whites and a game all fans will remember dearly, one which was touted to be Jesse Marsch’s last.
Sutton vented his frustrations claiming songs chanted about Marcelo Bielsa by the Leeds United fans “wasn’t fair” on current boss Marsch.
“Bielsa’s name was being sung again and again, which wasn’t fair on Jesse Marsch. He said he was ‘sick of losing’ – it was huge for Jesse Marsch,” said Sutton speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“But I think he deserved time because I don’t think the start to the season has been awful. The fact is that Leeds fans have short memories because this is a guy who kept them in the Premier League.
“It’s true. He kept them up last season. The start wasn’t that bad, and then they fell away.”
Of course, Sutton wants to cause a stir over something as insignificant as a chant that is sung at every game Leeds United fans attend.
Criticism that has come Marsch’s way from fans has been completely warranted, the team and his tactics had been poor before the Liverpool game.
No one is actively rooting for the American to fail, that’s just how football goes, surely as a former professional of the game Sutton understands that.
Bielsa was a legendary figure at the club and will always be remembered fondly for getting the Whites back in the Premier League after such a long time.
So chanting his name on the stands is common and something new managers should probably expect to happen when they take over.
Hopefully, Marsch can kick on from this now and start churning out some results for Leeds, no one should get ahead of themselves just yet though.
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