By Danny Wright
Leeds United fans have torn into Chris Wood on Twitter after he recently revealed in an interview that his absence from the match against Sunderland in August was ‘out of his hands’.
Wood, 25, exited Elland Road for Burnley in the summer for £18million after a bid was made from the Premier League side just hours before the Whites were due to kick off a Championship fixture against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The New Zealand international revealed on Twitter that he wasn’t in the ‘right place’ to take part in the fixture and as a result was left at the team hotel as his team-mates went on to earn three points after a professional 2-0 win.
However the former West Brom target man has now revealed in an interview with the Independent that Burnley’s bid was subject to whether he played in that game to alleviate any risk of injury that could potentially scupper his move to Turf Moor.
Wood’s admission appears to have come too late for some fans, who simply do not care what the Kiwi has to say after he let them down by not featuring against Sunderland.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
You wanted to leave end of story good luck to you but you're a distant memory now
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) October 5, 2017
I don't get how he can be confused when we wrote what he wrote on Twitter what did he expect
— JT (@lufc_) October 5, 2017
Chris should just stop lying. He said over the summer he intended staying at Leeds. Turns out he was looking for a move all along.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) October 5, 2017
Who is this guy and why does he keep talking about us?
— Darren Driver (@DarrenDriver) October 5, 2017
Pathetic. He looks even worse after saying all that. Why doesn’t he just get his head down and play for that Prem team he ‘held out for’
— Matt. (@MattJLufc) October 5, 2017
— MoscowhiteTSB (@MoscowhiteTSB) October 5, 2017
Wood scored 30 goals across all competitions last season, winning the Championship golden boot in the process.
He has continued that goalscoring form with Burnley, scoring against Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Leeds, when the two sides coincidentally were drawn to play each other in the League Cup.