Leeds apologise to Derby over spy scandal

first_imgMarcelo Bielsa has been reminded of his responsibilities by Leeds United, and the club’s owner Andrea Radrizzani has apologised to Derby County counterpart Mel Morris over the spying scandal.Derby claimed on Friday that a man caught acting “suspiciously” near their training ground a day previously was a Leeds employee, an incident that will be investigated by the Football Association.Police confirmed a man was found and questioned at the perimeter fence of the complex, before being sent on his way with no arrest made. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Leeds boss Bielsa accepted in a pre-match interview before Friday’s 2-0 win over the Rams that he was personally responsible for sending a club employee but showed little remorse in defending his actions.He told Sky Sports : “Yesterday I talked to Frank Lampard and he told me I didn’t respect the fair play rules. I have a different point of view but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby County think.”I didn’t ask permission from Leeds United to do it so it’s my responsibility. Without trying to find a justification, I’ve been using this kind of practice since the qualifications for the World Cup with Argentina.”It is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly and we talk about it in the press. For some people, it’s the wrong thing to do and for other people, it’s not the wrong thing to do.”The Championship leaders have now stated their intention to speak with Bielsa, who conceded he personally sent the man in question without notifying the club, regarding his remarks.A club statement read: “Following comments made by Marcelo Bielsa yesterday the club will look to work with our head coach and his staff to remind them of the integrity and honesty which are the foundations that Leeds United is built on.”Our owner Andrea Radrizzani has met with Derby County’s owner Mel Morris to formally apologise for Marcelo’s actions.”We will make no further comment on this matter.”The issue has received widespread condemnation, with former Newcastle United and Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas – now a prominent pundit – calling for Leeds to be hit with a points deduction, while Keith Andrew labelled the incident “disgusting”.last_img read more

Over 30000 illegal medical practitioners operating in Sri Lanka

Over 30,000 illegal medical practitioners are said to be operating in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Health said today.Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that assistance has been sought from the Police to arrest the illegal medical practitioners. The Minister said that there are over 15,000 private doctors in the country.However in order to nab illegal medical practitioners all private doctors must be registered, the Minister said. (Colombo Gazette)