Ray Wilkins’ sharp response when asked if he would’ve defied Massimo Cellino

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Leeds United lost to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship on Monday.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins said on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Tuesday morning (10:40am) that he would have given a post-match press conference after Leeds United’s defeat on Monday evening.

Leeds suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion away from home at the American Express Community Stadium in the Championship.

Club owner Massimo Cellino told Leeds head coach Steve Evans not to speak to the media after the loss, according to Sky Sports News HQ.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Wilkins said that he would have fulfilled his post-match duties despite instructions from Cellino not to do so.

“It’s a difficult one,” said the Englishman on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Tuesday morning (10:40am) when asked what he would do if he were told by Cellino not to speak to the media after the match.

“You are obligated, first and foremost, to speak to the media, but the chairman is telling you not to, but your number two can.

“You picked the side, you sent the side out, so you should really go and do that function, and I would have personally."

"Yeah," added Wilkins whether he would have gone against the chairman. "The chairman wasn’t there to see it anyway, he had disappeared at half time.”

Leeds are 17th in the Championship table at the moment with 38 points from 33 matches.

The West Yorkshire outfit are just nine points above third-from-bottom Rotherham United, but they do have a game in hand.

The Whites have a team good enough to finish above the bottom three, but recent results and performances have been alarming.

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