Plenty of Leeds fans feel releasing the 29-year-old is a good decision. But many also say they are 'gutted'...
As Leeds United released a definitive list of those out-of-contract players they will be offering new deals and those that have been released at Elland Road, one name stood out - and divided opinion on Twitter.
Indeed, experienced midfielder Rodolph Austin appears to have created a real 50/50 split within the Leeds faithful, at least on social media.
The 29-year-old will no longer be a member of the Yorkshire side's squad after this summer (unless he is re-signed later down the line) and many feel releasing him is the right decision. Those who hold that view have been vocal about their thoughts on Austin throughout the season.
An equal number of Leeds fans, however, say they are 'gutted' the Jamaican is on his way out of Elland Road. And a very important issue to consider is how boss Neil Redfearn will feel about the move - as he has often been his biggest fan...
If I could be arsed going back through the seasons tweets I'm sure I could find about 80% of people asking for Austin to be sold #lufc— Tom Heats (@TomHeats) May 13, 2015
Can understand White going but Austin I'm not so sure. If redfearn wanted him cellino should of backed him. Can't see redfearn staying #lufc— Barry Swann (@bazzswann) May 13, 2015
That being said, I'll miss Rodolph Austin scoring goals from 40+ yards out and charging the full length of the pitch to tackle someone #lufc— Mark Bateman (@MGB8man) May 13, 2015
Feel for Rodolph Austin not getting a new contract at #lufc, but he was simply not consistent enough over a season to warrant a new deal.— Mark Bateman (@MGB8man) May 13, 2015
Happy with #lufc retained list except I would have kept Austin too. Bit gutted he is leaving as was a great player in last half of season!!!— Stephen Hodson (@stiglufc) May 13, 2015
As some of the above tweets have mentioned, meanwhile, 23-year-old winger Aidan White has also been released by Leeds.
Opinion here was less divided, however, with the majority of supporters expressing the view that White had not done enough during his injury-plagued time at Elland Road to earn an extension.
Even with White, though, the issue of how Redfearn will have taken the news remains - as the current Leeds boss had heaped praise on the wide man towards the end of the season.
To be honest Aidy white....if he wasn't one of our own, we would have been ok if he had went ages ago. Not good enough at this level #lufc— Darko_LUFC (@mjddarko) May 13, 2015
Sad that rudy and aidy White have left felt they would offer us something and especially all the experience they have with leeds #lufc— mathew hibbert (@matteohib94) May 13, 2015