Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has criticised Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani for his outburst on Twitter following the Millwall defeat.
Leeds lost 2-1 to the Lions at the Den, with Gaetano Berardi’s red card inside the opening 20 minutes serving as the game’s big talking point.
The Swiss defender was starting his first game since August due to the injury to Liam Cooper but was given a straight red card after he was judged to have brought down Millwall striker Tom Bradshaw in the penalty area in the 14th minute.
Jed Wallace converted the spot-kick and Bradshaw added a second for the home side just before half time.
Despite Ezgjan Alioski’s goal early in the second half, Leeds were unable to avoid defeat and have slipped down to fifth in the Championship.
Radrizzani took to Twitter to bemoan the decision and criticise the officials.
It s frustrating to see how many points we miss because of wrong decisions against us. We will fight hard and come back stronger …we can’t just wait for VAR to reach our goal . #MOT
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) October 5, 2019
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills hit out at the Leeds owner for his social media outburst, suggesting it was unnecessary.
He said: “It’s not a great idea, is it? In this day and age, it’s hard when people want to hear from the chairman but some of the best chairman and best owners are the ones who just stay silent.
“Let the manager, let the coach, let the team do the talking. Maybe it’s just a little bit of frustration from Radrizzani, of course, he wants to do well, he wants his team to do well.
“Saying things on Twitter about officials and teams and players is never a good idea.”
Berardi’s red card and suspension have now been rescinded by the EFL, meaning the defender will be available for Leeds’ next match against Birmingham City.
This is an interesting one. I can understand where Mills is coming from, the best owners are often ones that are happy to sit back and let the players and managers take the spotlight.
However, this is just the sort of owner that Radrizzani has shown himself to be–as evidenced by the recent TV series.
The Italian is a well-liked figure by Leeds fans and his openness is likely part of that, so I can’t see him changing.