Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy blast Victor Orta over Leeds United-Brentford incident
Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy have hit out at Leeds United chief Victor Orta over his antics during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Elland Road.
Yesterday (5 December), Orta was captured on camera furiously arguing with what turned out to be a Leeds supporter, after Patrick Bamford’s last-gasp equaliser.
His antics did not impress ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan, who told talkSPORT on Monday morning (6 December): “I thought it was a little bit of nonsense quite frankly and I think you should probably behave yourself a bit better in the director’s box.”
Former England midfielder Murphy replied: “I thought it was a little bit self-serving, I thought it was a little bit egotistical making it about him.”
“You’re there to do a job.”
However, the duo clashed on whether Orta should be made to apologise, with Jordan rubbishing the notion.
All about Orta?
Murphy appears to suggest that the Spaniard’s actions amounted to selfishness, rather than passion.
The two can be intertwined, and that sums Orta up well.
He’s not the type to hide away and leave all the talking to Marcelo Bielsa and the players.
Indeed, he gives the impression that he is happy to be at the forefront of the media and offer his verdict on proceedings at Leeds and in football as a whole.
Leeds supporters are probably thankful of that in one sense; it’s better to have people at the top of the club coming out and voting their opinions, or explaining decisions.
However, Orta’s actions on Sunday appear to have divided pundits and fans alike.
It was certainly a passionate outburst, and it is yet to be revealed what exactly was said to prompt it from Orta, but it merely added to what was already a lively encounter between the two sides in West Yorkshire.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has mooted a major Whites man exit amid reported behind-the-scenes talks.