Karren Brady criticises Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford

Vice-Chairman of West Ham United Baroness Karren Brady  at the Players' Project Launch  at London Stadium on November 7, 2018 in London, England.

Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford, banned for his action against Aston Villa, is strongly criticised by West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford FC and Leeds United at Griffin Park on April 22, 2019 in Brentford, England.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has criticised Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford in The Sun for playacting against Aston Villa.

During the Championship game between Leeds and Villa at Elland Road last month, there were some very strange and interesting scenes in the second half.

In the 72nd minute, Poland international midfielder Mateusz Klich scored a controversial goal.

 

The Villa players felt that the Whites should have kicked the ball out of play due to an injury to Jonathan Kodjia.

During the melee that followed, Leeds forward Bamford feigned an injury, pretending that he had been elbowed in the face by Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi.

El Ghazi was dismissed, but television cameras showed that the 25-year-old had playacted, and the former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest forward was subsequently banned for two matches after being found guilty of "successful deception of a match official”, as reported on BBC Sport.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United and Reece James of Wigan Athletic compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship between Leeds United and Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on April 19,...

West Ham vice-chairman Brady has strongly criticised Bamford, and wrote in The Sun: “Worst sight of the season was Leeds striker Patrick Bamford collapsing in a pain-riddled heap with no Villa player near him. He should be ashamed of his acting. A two-match ban wasn’t enough.”

Both Leeds and Villa have progressed to the Championship playoff semi-finals and could face each other in the final.

Vice-Chairman of West Ham United Baroness Karren Brady  at the Players' Project Launch  at London Stadium on November 7, 2018 in London, England.

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