Leeds senior player supports Monk axe claim, deletes Twitter account in shame - reports
By Dominic Toner
Marco Silvestri has allegedly ‘liked’ on Twitter a story that Garry Monk may be sacked, according to a report.
The Huddersfield Examiner claim that the Leeds deputy goalkeeper has caused a huge stir on social media after approving a post which claimed manager Monk was set to be axed.
The report details that Silverstri then decided to delete his account following the incident.
The Times reported on Wednesday morning that Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is preparing to sack Monk despite the club’s dramatic late win over Blackburn on Tuesday night.
The Examiner shared an image on Twitter from a fan which shows Silverstri’s account liking the Times story.
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Prior to Silvestri deleting his account he said: “It’s absolutely fake!!! I didn’t liked nothing at all…I don’t use Twitter!!! So please stop it!!!” as quoted by the Examiner. “The last tweet I have liked was this one [attached] 11h ago! I’m not stupid. Please stop with this bulls**t!!!
“Thanks to all my followers, thanks to all the fans who in recent years have been close to me, and they have always supported me even in the hard time. Then I decided to delete myself from there, Because I don’t want any problem in future!”
The Leeds shot stopper has fallen down the pecking order under Monk, with new signing Robert Green taking the position of number one goalkeeper.
He joined Leeds in 2014 from Italian side Chievo and the 25-year-old established himself as the first-choice option last season.
Silvestri has made 93 appearances for the Whites during his stay at Elland Road but has put his position under serious threat with his action on social media.