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:
Well done to Garry Monk for telling us all the truth that Charlie Taylor refused to play for Leeds. Don’t protect these spoilt arseholes.
— Daniel Fieldhouse (@Fieldhouse7) May 7, 2017
Who is advising Charlie Taylor? Shockingly nieve from the player and badly let down by whoever’s advising him. Everyone’s a loser #lufc 1/2
— Tony Dorigo (@tonydorigo) May 7, 2017
Not such a fond farewell to Charlie Taylor. I think we all knew it was likely to end, but it didn’t have to end like that. Daft lad. #LUFC
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) May 7, 2017
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.
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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