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Exclusive: Stephen Warnock offers backing to Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa over ‘Spygate’



Stephen Warnock has called for a line to be drawn under the ‘Spygate’ incident, insisting that Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa have done nothing wrong and don’t deserve to be punished.  

Leeds find themselves under pressure from the EFL after Bielsa admitted to spying on Derby County’s training session two weeks ago, with the governing body opening an investigation into the incident.

Speaking exclusively to FLW over the weekend, the EFL on Quest pundit ran the rule over the incident: “I used to train at Liverpool and at Melwood you can stand on a bin and look over the fence, you can still do it now, there’s nothing to stop you looking over the fences at Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp probably has that problem every single day.

“It’s been blown out of proportion a little bit, it’s the openness and honesty of Bielsa that’s shocked everyone a little bit more than anything.”

Stuart Pearce has been someone who called for the 2-0 result in Leeds’ favour to be reversed, whilst Bristol City’s board have been calling for a point deduction.

However, Warnock is adamant that Leeds deserve no punishment and that Bielsa has done nothing wrong.

“I just don’t see it. What has he actually done wrong,” Warnock replied when asked about a potential punishment.

“Against Derby, when the news came out, the Leeds players were actually under more pressure than the Derby players to get the result after what had gone on.

“They dealt with that pressure better than the Derby players, so to reverse the result just won’t happen, to deduct points, I don’t see it happening because there’s no letter of the law, he hasn’t broken any laws within the game.”

The 37-year-old, who represented both Leeds and Derby during his playing days, went on to admit that talk of the incident is becoming boring now.

When asked if now was the time for a line to be drawn under the matter, he replied: “I think so, it’s getting a bit boring now.”

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