Leeds fan favourite risks being handed his P45 after brutal remark about Radrizzani outburst

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Leeds United full-back Gaetano Berardi has just risked the wrath of Andrea Radrizzani with his response to the club owner’s outburst earlier this week.

Radrizzani found his inner-Massimo Cellino when he criticised members of the Leeds squad for not showing enough passion and commitment in what has been a very tough season for the Yorkshire giants.

On Thursday, Berardi was asked what he thought of the Italian businessman’s comments, and the one-time Switzerland international issued a brutal remark which may well risk him being handed his P45.

The 29-year-old insisted that the squad doesn’t care what Radrizzani has to say about them, while claiming that he had not even noticed what was said earlier this week.

“I didn’t read what he said. Speaking with my team-mates, no-one said anything about it. We don’t care about what he says. If I have to say something to him, I speak with him, not here,” the full-back said, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account on Thursday.

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Berardi is not a player who shies away from showcasing his passion on the pitch and that has led him to being a real favourite of the Elland Road fanbase.

The full-back, who has played on both the left and right sides of defence this season, even has two red cards to his name this term which sum up his style of play.

Although it borders on recklessness and his technical ability does not make him one of the best in the Championship, his passion is something that needs to be shown elsewhere in the squad by those who do possess match-winning talents.

But that passion must not come across when talking about your employer.

At the end of the day, Radrizzani pull the strings and if he is not happy about what his employees are doing then he has every right to speak out about it.

Paul Heckingbottom has said that the club owner has not directly spoken to the squad, which is definitely something he should have done first, but Berardi’s comments are a hint of dissent among the ranks who are likely to be very unhappy with the events that have unfolded in the past few weeks.

In other Leeds United news, it has been confirmed that Heckingbottom was on the phone to this Premier League centre-forward just hours after arriving at Elland Road.

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