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Angry Leeds star Billy Sharp favourites tweets criticising Redfearn's team selection

Leeds United striker Billy Sharp did not appear happy after the club's loss to Brighton.


Leeds United striker Billy Sharp offered a glimpse into his mindset after Leeds United's loss, without saying a word.

Sharp was active on his Twitter account, 'favouriting' messages criticising the decision to leave him on the bench with Leeds losing.

The result was a poor one, a 2-0 loss to Brighton, with Leeds managing only one shot on target.

Sharp has not started since being played out of position on the wing in the club's home loss to Brentford a fortnight ago, a week after he scored the winner from the bench against Brentford.

New signing Edgar Cani has jumped ahead of him in the pecking order, why?

Cani is at the club on loan and Leeds want to find out what they have with him. On the basis of last night's display, perhaps not much, but Steve Morison offered little himself while he was on the pitch, as a disjointed display failed to give any sort of service to the striker.

When Cani signed, head coach Neil Redfearn told the Yorkshire Evening Post he sees him as a back-up for Morison, perhaps most similar in style. There are however other options, not only Sharp, but top scorer Mirco Antenucci.

What should be made of Sharp's actions?

Sharp's decision to favourite the tweets could divide opinion. 

On one hand it's easy to put it down to frustration, just like he kicked over a water bottle when substituted earlier in the season. It's part of his character, and leaves supporters in no doubt as to how he feels about his lack of chances.

The other argument is it was unprofessional of Sharp to do what he did. By publicly acknowledging messages criticising teammates, and team selection, it creates unnecessary attention and at worst could even sow distrust in the dressing room between players.

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