Karen Carney deletes Twitter account after abuse caused by Leeds United’s tweet
Karen Carney has deleted her Twitter account with the Amazon Prime pundit have received a barrage of abuse in recent days.
Carney was targeted by Leeds United following comments over their success last season with Marcelo Bielsa’s side promoted to the Premier League.
Carney had questioned whether the Whites can keep up their intense performances for the entirety of the season following their promotion.
Carney believes the coronavirus break during the previous campaign allowed the Elland Road outfit the opportunity to regroup.
She said: “They outrun everyone and credit to them. My only concern would be, will they blow up at the end of the season like the last couple of seasons?
“I actually think they got promoted because of Covid in terms of it giving them a bit of respite.
“I don’t know if they’d have got up if they didn’t have that break.”
Those comments were made before Leeds beat Burnley 5-0 with the Whites taking to social media to hit back at Carney’s comments.
They tweeted: "'Promoted because of Covid’. Won the league by 10 points. Hi @primevideosport.”
That opened up Carney’s comments to a wider audience with the former England star targeted with plenty of abuse.
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And she has now deleted her Twitter account, just days after Leeds’ official account posted their tweet.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has offered Carney to be a guest for a Leeds game, apologising for the abuse she has suffered.
Radrizzani said: “I’m very sorry Karen was abused on social media. I wanted to defend my club and our players from a comment, which I felt was harsh from Karen on air.
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“Our tweet wasn’t offensive – simply stating that we won the league by 10 points. We honestly didn’t expect such a reaction and we are sorry she experienced that.
“I respect her as a person and a pundit and I hope she understands that we just want to defend our club, we are a family.
“I hope the abuse stops and we can move forward and I hope Karen will be our guest at Elland Road soon – I’d like to meet personally with her.”
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