Ex-Wolves Matt Murray tells Leeds fans to chill via Twitter, as penalty comments spark debate

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Former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray moved to try to clear up comments he made on television about Leeds United.

Retired goalkeeper Matt Murray managed to upset several Leeds United fans with comments made about defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Murray was working as a pundit for SkySports covering the game live, and reported the incident where Bournemouth were awarded a late penalty, describing it live to viewers.

The tackle was clearly outside the box yet a penalty was awarded anyway, and while after watching the replay he suggested the spot-kick was not technically correct, he felt Bellusci's rash challenge merited it regardless.

He said: "I think that's outside the box, and the full backs covering. In a way he deserves to be (sent off), it was cynical, he knew what he was doing."

Bellusci was dismissed but Leeds got a bit of luck, with Bournemouth missing from 12 yards, and the home side recorded a 1-0 victory.

Murray copped some flak on Twitter for his comments from fans who felt his comments on Bellusci were unfair, and attempted to reason and get his points across individually, before urging fans to calm down, and going on to complement the club and clarify his comments.

His quick response and willingness to engage should be commended, and whether Leeds fans agree with him over the red card or not -their club face seeing defender Giuseppe Bellusci facing a spell out of the side for suspension as a result of the referee's decision.

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