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Leeds Discipline Defender Charlie Taylor For Refusing To Play In The Club’s Last Game This Season

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor may not be at Elland Road for much longer, but the club will still hit him in the pocket on the way out for his ill-discipline.

Manager Garry Monk confirmed that the left-back refused to play in Leeds’ final game of the Championship season against Wigan last weekend ahead of a probable move to the Premier League when his contract expires this summer, with his most likely destination being West Bromwich Albion.

The response from Leeds fans since has been vitriolic, with many on social media branding the 23-yea-old “a snake” that they can’t wait to see the back of:

Although it looks as though Taylor will get his way and leave the Championship side in the coming weeks, Leeds have made sure that his breach of protocol will not go unpunished and have fined him two weeks wages.

The Independent report that Taylor was brought before a disciplinary committee earlier this week, where he was handed the maximum punishment for a player offence.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Charlie Taylor of Leeds United under pressure from Albert Adomah of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United v Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 3, 2016 in Leeds, England.  (Photo by Daniel L Smith/Getty Images)

The former England youth international, who has made over 100 appearances for the club since signing professional terms in 2011, was always expected to leave this summer (especially after handing in a transfer request last year), but supporters cannot hide their disappointment that he has chosen to burn his bridges in such a petulant manner on the way out.

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