Micah Richards left in shock after what Chris Sutton said about Leeds United's fans
BBC pundits Chris Sutton and Micah Richards had a bit of an argument over Leeds United fans and their view of their manager, Jesse Marsch, yesterday.
The Whites have had their ups and downs this season. They started the campaign with two wins and a draw in their first three games, including a sensational victory over Chelsea. Then, they went on a run of zero wins in eight Premier League games, which is a shocking record.
Thankfully for Marsch, that poor run came to an end on Saturday against Liverpool.
Micah Richards reacts after Chris Sutton says Leeds United fans have short memories
Marsch has done a decent job at Leeds since he took charge of them. He saved them from relegation last season, and his side has shown some quality at times this campaign as well.
However, at the end of the day, results are what matters, and after Leeds’ defeat against Fulham, Marsch was booed off Elland Road (The Daily Mail).
Sutton had his say on that incident yesterday. He claimed that Leeds fans have ‘short memories,’ which left Richards totally shocked.
Speaking on The Monday Night Club on BBC 5 Live: “It was huge for Jesse Marsch but 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 last season.”
A shocked Richards replied: Wow! Wow! Short memories?
Sutton responded: Well, yes. The start wasn’t that bad, then they fell away, but talk about him losing his job – the Leeds fans had turned against him.
Richards then said: “I’m just disputing the fact you said they had short memories!”
Whether Leeds fans have short memories or not, Marsch was definitely under pressure going into the game at Anfield.
No wins in eight Premier League games is a shocking record for any club, and you can’t really blame fans or even owners for being concerned about getting relegated.
Thankfully for Marsch, he pulled out a victory at arguably the toughest away ground in the Premier League. That could really change Leeds’ fortunes this season.
As for Richards and Sutton’s argument, we’re not really surprised by the former’s reaction.
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