By Alex Taylor
Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has ‘liked’ a story suggesting Gary Monk will be sacked as manager – and Twitter was divided between those who think he should be sacked and those who believe it must have been a mistake.
The Huddersfield Examiner claim that the Leeds deputy goalkeeper has caused a huge stir on social media after approving a post which claimed manager Monk was set to be axed.
The report details that Silverstri then decided to delete his account following the incident.
The Times reported on Wednesday morning that Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is preparing to sack Monk despite the club’s dramatic late win over Blackburn on Tuesday night.
Supporters on social media were divided over the incident with some fans claiming Silvestri’s contract should be terminated, while others thought it may have been an accident.
Here are a collection of their messages on Twitter:
Not defending silvestri but I have liked numerous tweets by accident whilst scrolling. Everyone calm down ffs #lufc
— Cuddy (@CudwSam) September 14, 2016
Not particularly arsed about what Silvestri did/meant, tbh… but footballers and social media are a *terrible* combination.#lufc
— EastStandUpper (@EastStandUpper) September 14, 2016
Silvestri should have his contract terminated, the little coward #lufc
— All White Strip Blog (@AWS_Blog) September 14, 2016
Marco Silvestri – vile scum #lufc
— Jake (@jakegh96) September 14, 2016
Marco Silvestri ??? #lufc
— Lee Scott (@LeeScott321) September 14, 2016
Silvestri gone from Twitter, good, now hope he's gone from Leeds #Snake
— Dave Cocker (@CockerDave) September 14, 2016
Silvestri is a walking talking liability. Don't agree with what the fans are tweeting him, but he should've been shipped out long ago. #lufc
— Scott Eaglen (@ScottEaglen) September 14, 2016
Silvestri, who left Twitter after the incident, is currently behind Rob Green in the pecking order at Leeds but may now be shipped out following the controversy.
Monk, 37, was appointed boss at Elland Road this summer and has struggled to adapt to Championship life.
The former Swansea manager has guided his team to just two wins from their first seven league matches this season, leaving his side 17th in the table.