By Richard Parks
Victor Orta has been getting “death threats” from Leeds United fans, according to celebrity fan Simon Rix.
The Kaiser Chiefs bassist, who is a lifelong supporter of the club, hit out at those who have resorted to extreme measures to direct their unhappiness at the United director of football.
In a couple of Twitter messages posted in the aftermath of Saturday’s 2-2 Championship draw against Reading, Rix pointed out that recruitment specialist Orta is not responsible for the many poor signings made by Leeds in recent seasons.
He also noted on his personal social media account that the Spaniard’s family have recently moved to Yorkshire and he is “getting death threats”.
Rix sarcastically condemned those responsible with a “keep it classy” jibe.
Plus he’s just a man with a family who’ve just moved into the area. And he’s getting death threats. Nice. Keep it classy. #mot
— Simon Kaiser ???? (@curlywand) March 10, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Well done to Rix for bringing into the open the disgusting conduct of those issuing Orta with death threats. The celebrity fan does not specifically pinpoint Leeds fans as responsible, but it is pretty clear that a minority of vengeful morons are casting the fanbase as a whole in an appalling light. Whatever you may think of Orta’s signings – and there is no denying some have been hopeless – he is also a recruitment chief doing his best with the resources at his disposal. On a human level, he is a bloke with feelings and a family. Those who resort to such extreme measures to make a point should be tracked down and brought to trial with a punishment that suits a very unpleasant crime.
In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that the club have launched a bid to sign a Premier League centre-forward in the form of his life.