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Abusive comments forced Karen Carney to delete Twitter account

Fri 01 January 2021 | 20:58

Carney's speech against Leeds has met with a backlash from the club's fans.

Former England international Karen Carney deleted her Twitter account after receiving a barrage of insulting comments.

Carney was working as a pundit in Amazon Prime's live coverage of


' game against West Brom, claiming that the Coronavirus had helped Leeds reach the Premier League. Leeds's Twitter account questioned her remarks, stressing that they had reached the Premier League by 10 points and that Carney's claims that the Coronavirus had helped them were not true.

While the Leeds Club owner also defended the action of the club's official account, thousands of insulting and mocking comments were published against Carney on Twitter, which led her to delete his account.

Leeds also issued a statement today.

"Everyone at our club respects Karen greatly for all she has achieved in the game, as well as her work in the media and the charity work she undertakes,”

it read.

Leeds owner, Radrizzani added:

"I'm very sorry Karen was abused on social media. I wanted to defend my club and our players from a comment which I felt was harsh from Karen on air. Our tweet wasn't offensive - simply stating that we won the league by 10 points.

"We honestly didn't expect such a reaction and we are sorry she experienced that. I respect her as a person and a pundit and I hope she understands that we just want to defend our club, we are a family.

"I hope the abuse stops and we can move forward and I hope Karen will be our guest at Elland Road soon - I'd like to meet personally with her."



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