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Steve Evans comments on Giuseppe Bellusci's social media behaviour

The Italian posted a number of cryptic messages on Twitter recently.

Quoted by The Yorkshire Post, Leeds United boss Steve Evans has insisted that he has "given up believing or reading or doing anything with social media" when asked about Giuseppe Bellusci's activity on Twitter.

The much-maligned right-back has failed to make Evans's squad for the last two outings, and the Italian posted a number of cryptic tweets during the week, one of which seemed to suggest that the Whites' defence has historically been stronger with him in it this season.

It is not the first time that the 26-year-old has aired his grievances, albeit in a subtle way, through the medium of Twitter this season, and the Scottish manager admits that he pays very little attention to anything he sees or hears in relation to social media.

“I have given up believing or reading or doing anything with social media that makes life normal," he said via The Yorkshire Post when asked about Bellusci's tweets.

“I don’t get involved in it so I don’t read the bad, I don’t read the good and I certainly don’t read the ugly.”


With Gaetano Berardi out injured, Lewie Coyle is expected to continue at right-back, though Bellusci, who missed training on Thursday with a virus, might return to the squad for United's end-of-season visit to Preston North End on Saturday afternoon.

With the 11th-placed Lilywhites boasting a three-point lead over Evans's side, as well as a significant superior goal difference, it is unlikely that even victory would see Leeds finish 11th.

Still, a 12th-placed finish represents a fairly decent season for Evans, who was brought in to avoid relegation and he has comfortably achieved that, though it still remains to be seen if his progress results in a contract from demanding owner Massimo Cellino.

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