Simon Jordan criticized Leeds United fans who turned against the club’s board and owner.
As Los Blancos battle for survival in the Premier League, some Elland Road supporters in Sunday’s 1-1 draw could be heard chanting former manager Marcelo Bielsa’s name before demanding a change at the top .
Responding to comments from Jim White that such chants won’t help the team, Jordan said, “Not at all.
“I also understand that they were singing for the board to come out and that is unfathomable. This is a club that has languished outside the club for 16 years.
“Whatever you think [Andrea] Radrizzani right now, and whatever you think of the decision to sack Bielsa, this is a club that sat outside the Premier League for 16 years, went through a couple of virtual administrations where Ken Bates pre-packaged them in and out of financial difficulties.
“They couldn’t find their way. They couldn’t find their butts with both hands and a funnel, they went out of league under this owner and now that you’ve got adversity, you’re gonna scream, “sack the board”?
“I don’t know what to say to people like that.”
With Burnley losing to Tottenham and Leeds earning a final point against Brighton, the relegation battle is set to go straight to the wire with the end of the Premier League campaign on Sunday.
17th-placed Leeds are a point clear of the drop zone but have just one game remaining, while 18th-placed Burnley have two more games of the season.
Everton, meanwhile, are a point clear of Leeds and also have two games to play.
The Toffees fell to a 3-2 loss to Brentford on Sunday afternoon, with Frank Lampard’s side missing the chance to get to safety with a win at Goodison Park.
But Jordan thinks Everton will be fine, insisting it’s a straight fight between Burnley and Leeds to survive.
Speaking on White and Jordan, he said: “Somehow Everton got out of this. I don’t think they will be relegated.
“I know the argument was that the game was at Goodison yesterday, but the game was won by two situations which neither the passion nor the influence of the fans could get them through, or which the coach could not do. much.
“These were judgment calls made to my individual players on the pitch that no training could even legislate or prevent.
“They have Goodison again on Wednesday, it will be their chance to stop what happened on Sunday, and I think they will.
“I think it’s a straight shootout between Burnley and Leeds now.”
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