Kenny savages Alioski as he shares 'extraordinary' Leeds observation

Leeds United do not need players like Ezgjan Alioski bringing them into disrepute – especially after such a brilliant season. 

That is according to ex-Leeds shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about an incident involving Alioski and Burnley’s Dwight McNeil last Saturday.

Alioski pulled a face and performed a hand gesture towards McNeil, and it has since emerged that Burnley believe the 29-year-old’s action to have been racially motivated.

A report of the incident was later passed on to the FA by match official Graham Scott.

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was disciplined by the FA following racist remarks made to Charlton’s Jonathan Leko in last season’s promotion-winning campaign.

After that incident, Kenny insists that the last thing Leeds need is more unwanted attention.

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“This is the last thing they need after Casilla,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“It isn’t good and let’s hope it’s nothing racial. Leeds have had such an amazing season. They don’t want to get brought under the spotlight for stuff like this.

“A huge part of Bielsa’s approach is about discipline after all. What Leeds are trying to do is nothing short of extraordinary.

“They have proved how good they are this season. They don’t need players like him bringing these unnecessary things to attention and marring their extraordinary work.”

Alioski’s contract expires in June and he is not expected to remain at Elland Road beyond the summer.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Leeds are in the dark over the North Macedonia international’s plans for next season.

In other news, Leeds United set to open talks with 21-year-old forward after £6million deal agreed.