'My God', 'Looks terrible', 'Shocking' - Leeds fans destroy 20-y/o first-half display in Myanmar
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans took to Twitter to lay into Jay-Roy Grot for his first-half performance in the team’s friendly against the Myanmar All-Stars on Tuesday.
The striker, 20, was named in an experimental line-up for the controversial clash at the Thuwunna Stadium in oppressive conditions, with the mercury hitting 33C.
Manager Paul Heckingbottom promised beforehand that he would field all 22 players in the squad for the first of two post-season friendlies in Myanmar.
Most of those used in the first half were youngsters, although senior men Samuel Saiz and Andy Lonergan started alongside Grot and the likes of teenagers Sam Dalby.
The Myanmar XI took the lead before Saiz equalised shortly before half-time from the penalty spot.
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The Dutch forward was heavily criticised for his display against a team Leeds were expected to beat comfortably, with comments including ‘looks terrible’ and ‘shocking’.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
1st half the game has a very preseason feel to it few bright spells in let’s be honest BRUTAL footballing conditions Saiz Nicell Diaz Machuca Denton Diaz Rey all showing some nice touches BUT Grot for me is shocking out of his depth even in this low quality friendly #lufc #LUFC
— Benny Tayls (@BennyTaylsLUFC) May 9, 2018
Hate to say it but Grot looks out of his depth against these guys. #lufc
— Dave Carthy (@DavidMCarthy) May 9, 2018
HT Review: Saiz actually trying, Grot even at this level comfortably the worst player on the pitch, Lonergan has gained a stone, commentator keeps calling Nicell…McNeill, Jack Clarke will cause this lot nightmares in 2nd half. #lufc #AYABankTour18
— Jack Pearson (@JackTPearson) May 9, 2018
— Lee Barnes (@lbarnzee) May 9, 2018
Even against this pub team, Grot by far the worst player on the pitch #lufc
— Mark Adams ⚽ ⛳ (@maccathebomb) May 9, 2018
Really struggle watching Grot play football.#LUFC
— RamblingsoftheSS (@_ROTSS_) May 9, 2018
Grot wouldn’t get into this Myanmar side. My god ???? #lufc
— David Archbold (@Dave_Archbold) May 9, 2018
As if Grot still looks terrible against a side like this #LUFC
— Sam (@Samheadhouse) May 9, 2018
Leeds have received significant criticism over the tour, which activists, politicians and even Amnesty International raising their concerns over the trip, owing to the ongoing military crackdown in the country.