Matt Le Tissier reacts after Leeds United pick up FIFA Fair Play Award

Matt Le Tissier reacts to a shot during the Pro Am for the BMW PG Championship at Wentworth on May 23, 2018 in Virginia Water, England.

Leeds United were handed the FIFA Fair Play Award for their actions during a match with Aston Villa last season.

Matt Le Tissier reacts to a shot during the Pro Am for the BMW PG Championship at Wentworth on May 23, 2018 in Virginia Water, England.

Matt Le Tissier has joked about Leeds United winning the FIFA Fair Play Award last night.

Leeds were rewarded the honour as they allowed Aston Villa to walk the ball into the back of the net during a hotly tempered match last season.

Leeds had failed to put the ball out of play while Jonathan Kodjia was injured for Villa and Mateusz Klich scored.

 

Villa were highly aggrieved at the time, and Marcelo Bielsa responded by allowing them to score.

It was a wonderful display of sportsmanship, but there has still been some shock that Leeds won the award.

Leeds were, of course, embroiled in the now infamous ‘spy-gate’ row, where they were caught watching Derby County’s training sessions in the build up to their game.

And Le Tissier seemingly doesn’t feel that Leeds should have won the award for their sportsmanship.

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