MEGAN RAPINOE has hit out at Leeds United’s official Twitter account for its response to Karen Carney’s feedback after the membership’s victory at West Brom.
The 2-time World Cup winner is among the many influential ladies’s soccer figures who criticised the submit for mocking the Amazon Prime pundit’s reflections.
Megan Rapinoe (left) has come to Karen Carney’s defence following the pundit’s feedback regarding LeedsCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
In a tweet shared together with her 915,000 followers, the USA star, 35, describes Carney as “a nationwide treasure”.
The remainder of the caption posted by the OL Reign winger reads: “Disgrace. Disgrace. Disgrace. Thicken up that pores and skin y’all. Don’t come for Karen Carney.”
Leeds ran out a 5-0 victory in opposition to Sam Allardyce’s facet, choosing up their seventh Prem win this time period.
The membership moved as much as eleventh within the desk after Romaine Sawyers’ stunning personal objective set them on their approach, with Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Raphinha all additionally goal within the rout.
After the match, Carney, who loved seven trophy-laden seasons at Arsenal and Chelsea, was debating if Marcelo Bielsa’s side could maintain their frenetic style of play for the rest of the term.
And the previous Lionesses star recommended the coronavirus pandemic pausing final season might have been an element within the Elland Highway membership’s promotion to the highest flight.
Following the match Carney, 33, stated: “They outrun everybody and credit score to them.
“My solely concern can be, will they blow up on the finish of the season just like the final couple of seasons?
“I really assume they obtained promoted due to Covid by way of it giving them a little bit of respite.
Karen Carney has queried whether or not Leeds will be capable to preserve their present fashion of play all through the seasonCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“I don’t know in the event that they’d have gotten up in the event that they didn’t have that break.”
Carney’s evaluation was adopted by a response from Leeds’ Twitter account that prompted greater than 6,000 feedback together with sexist remarks from some quarters.
Some commentators within the recreation have criticised the membership’s account accusing it of encouraging ‘a pile-on’ focusing on the ex-Blues winger.
And Chelsea’s Beth England and the Girls in Soccer foyer group slammed the submit for being “inappropriate” and setting Carney up for “on-line abuse”.
Leeds officers have condemned the vitriol aimed toward Carney and have invited the pundit to report on the membership’s FA Cup third-round match in opposition to Crawley.
In its assertion the membership stated: “Leeds United fully condemns any abuse obtained by Karen Carney on social media following final evening’s Premier League recreation with West Bromwich Albion.
“Everybody at our membership respects Karen significantly for all she has achieved within the recreation, in addition to her work within the media and the charity work she undertakes.”