Andrea Radrizzani has sent an open letter defending the club’s decision to conduct a pre-season summer tour in Myanmar.

The club has come under fire from fans, questioned in a press release by Amnesty International and slammed by a Labour MP.

Even Henry Winter, chief football writer of the Times and Marina Hyde, Guardian columnist, have weighed in with criticism of Leeds, but it seems that nothing will change the plans of Radrizzani.

In the letter, Radrizzani said: “This was a carefully considered decision and we knew it would be controversial but this is about people not governments.

“It has never been my intention, nor that of the club, to get involved in a political debate in Myanmar. However, if because of the tour we further highlight the ongoing serious issues in certain areas of the country then maybe that is positive thing.”

“We can’t spread our values by turning our backs, we can only do this by engaging. We will go to Myanmar to share the famous values and ethos of Leeds United Football Club.”

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It seems doubtful whether Radrizzani will listen to Leeds fans now, but if he did he’d be met by a cacophony of disapproving voices.

There are some fans who agree with Radrizzani but they were in a definite minority and other fans have labelled the decision to tour and the letter as “shocking” and “dreadful”, with some fans saying it’s all about the money.

Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the letter from Radrizzani:

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