By Craig Scott

23rd Jul, 2021 | 6:31am

Andrea Radrizzani urges David Meyler to change team after new Leeds United sent to him

Andrea Radrizzani admits he’s baffled as to why ex-Hull midfielder David Meyler has been sent the new Leeds United kit despite his lack of affiliation with the Whites.

Meyler, 32, took to Twitter on Thursday night to share an image of a box he’d been sent which included the new Adidas kit for next season and a message saying: “Thank you for your support.”

The former Republic of Ireland international then did a competition to give the shirt out to a Leeds supporter as he felt that was the right thing to do.

Leeds owner Radrizzani then replied to Meyler’s tweet and admitted he wasn’t sure how that happened and urged the former Hull, Sunderland and Reading player to change the team he supports.

Writing via his personal Twitter account, Radrizzani said: “David, glad you like it.

“I don’t know how it happened but definitely a mistake… but you are still on time to change team and get entertained by our exciting football!”

Mistake – or marketing?

Since Leeds unveiled their new kit for the 2021/22 season, it has been everywhere on social media.

Almost every single player has uploaded an image of themselves wearing it on either Twitter or Instagram, telling people that the “home kit is on sale now”.

It’s pretty clear that Leeds have pushed hard to market the kit – which makes sense given that it’s not the best shirt we’ve seen our club have in recent years.

But are they now sending it out to random players just to get some more social media exposure?

It’s unlikely that Radrizzani would be in on it and he’s too busy a man to concern himself with the marketing of a football kit. But there’s a good chance someone thought it would be a good idea to send it to a random ex-footballer like Meyler.

Meyler has over 200,000 Twitter followers and his tweet attracted over 4,400 retweets and 3,100 likes.

It makes you wonder how many more Leeds fans will have seen that kit and thought to themselves, ‘I think it’s growing on me, I’m going to buy one’.

Either way, fair play to Meyler for doing a competition and letting an actual Leeds supporter win it.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign this 26-year-old Englishman with over 100 Premier League appearances.