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Leeds’ McKennie distances himself from recent social media controversy

Leeds United midfielder Weston McKennie has taken to Instagram this morning to dissociate himself from comments made on social media before his side’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City yesterday evening.

McKennie’s performances for the Whites have come under particular scrutiny as of late, yet his display against the Foxes on Tuesday night was much improved.

His appearance against Dean Smith’s side was somewhat overshadowed by a series of comments made on a Twitter Space the morning of the crucial fixture, however.

The remarks came from an account purporting to be a friend of McKennie’s, and claimed that the American made a mistake joining Leeds and that the team was below McKennie’s level.

The Leeds midfielder has issued a statement on Instagram this morning [26 April] in an effort to distance himself from the comments.

“I just wanted to clarify that things said yesterday have not come from me,” McKennie wrote.

“When people you know look to defend you, they generally do it from a place of love but if I have something I want to say it will come directly from me.

“As always the support in Elland Road yesterday was amazing. Let’s fight together for the next 5 games and keep this club where it belongs.”

McKennie is set to perform a pivotal role in Leeds’ remaining five games of the Premier League season, and is expected to join the West Yorkshire club permanently if they survive the drop.

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