By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to fume at Samuel Saiz’s attitude following his recent below-par performances.
The Spanish playmaker was hailed as a brilliant signing by supporters following his arrival last summer for a fee of around £3million from second-tier outfit Huesca.
Saiz was arguably Leeds’ outstanding player in the opening half of the season, with his classy performances helping to put the team in contention for a play-off spot and he was adored by a large section of supporters.
But the 27-year-old’s six-match suspension in January for spitting heralded a wretched run of results for United that has left their promotion dream in tatters.
Saiz’s own contribution has been fitful in the second half of the campaign, with supporters increasingly critical of his attitude on the pitch.
Fans on social media have questioned the Spaniard like never before in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Barnsley, with comments including “shocking attitude” and “he is toxic”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@Samusaiz was petulant. He stopped playing when he felt he should’ve had a foul and then @Ronaldo_Vieira8 got booked when trying to stop a Barnsley move that resulted. And BPF gave him an earful for not trying when defending. I’d take £10m for him now, he’s been bad since Xmas.
— Snutt30 (@snutt30) April 21, 2018
We don’t need any bad apples at our club so the sooner @Samusaiz realises he’s not above everyone else or leaves in the summer the better. Shocking attitude. All he’s interested is himself and his fancy flicks which are not required. #LUFC
— Parma (@Parma__D) April 22, 2018
Thankyou…..self entitled arsehole
— Adam Barlow (@AdamPaulBarlow) April 21, 2018
Just seen the tremendous save before HT BPF gets up, strides out and gives Saiz a mouthful for letting the man go across the box and Siaz just whinges like a spoilt child got to GET RID Of Saiz bet he is toxic in training to
— Phil Sessions (@Unitedrhinos) April 21, 2018
Never known a footballers attitude be so god damn awful as much as @Samusaiz, I saw Heckingbottom screaming at him telling him to come wide. Saiz just looks and ignores him. Currently a player that doesn’t fit to our motto ‘Side before self’ anyone else see it? @PhilHayYEP #lufc
— Jordan Wright (@joord195) April 21, 2018
— UKCloudPro ????????☁️???????? (@ukcloudpro) April 22, 2018
#lufc @Prutts01 Sorry but you’re wrong (as I said last week). Your latest article was written before the Barnsley game. It was abundantly clear during the match that none of the following have any interest in playing for Heckingbottom : Saiz, Hernandez,Jansson,Alioski. Heck out
— Richardofyorks (@richardofyorks) April 23, 2018