Three days after her remarks about Leeds, which were ridiculed by the club, former England international Karen Carney deleted her Twitter account, sparked a flood of online harassment. Carney said that the Yorkshire club was promoted “because of Covid,” last season, meaning the break in play due to the coronavirus pandemic gave players a critical rest ahead of the Championship run-in.
During Tuesday’s coverage of Leeds’ 5-0 victory at West Brom in the Premier League, the former England international, 33, served as a pundit for Amazon Prime. Promoted by Covid”Promoted because of Covid”‘Promoted by Covid’, Won 10 points in the season.”‘Promoted because of Covid’, Won the league by 10 points.” Leeds released a statement denying the violence the next day, but did not apologize for the tweet that was not deleted. Carney’s own Twitter account was no longer involved on Friday. The PA news agency reached out for comment to its members. Carney won 144 England caps (Richard Sellers/PA) Carney, who in her career won 144 England caps, said on Amazon, “They (Leeds) have outplayed everyone and that’s great credit to them. My only concern would be that they blow up at the end of the season. ” “I don’t know if they would have gone up if they hadn’t had that break. “The actions of the club have been widely criticized, with Women in Football claiming that the message was “inflammatory.” Former Leeds defender Rio Ferdinand called the tweet a “disgrace” meant to “embarrass a hard-working professional who is now being berated by fans of LUFC.”