Leeds’ Saiz apologises for ‘inexcusable’ actions

Leeds United attacker Samuel Saiz has apologised for his “inexcusable” actions following the decision to hand the player a six-game ban, after he spat at Newport midfielder Robbie Willmott during Sunday’s FA Cup tie.

Leeds have accepted the charge from the FA for Saiz’s dismissal, following his decision to spit at another player during the finals moments of their 2-1 loss to Newport at Rodney Parade.

“Samuel’s behaviour was unacceptable and the player will now be subject to an internal disciplinary hearing on top of serving a six-game ban,” a Leeds statement read.

“Leeds United will make no further comment at this time.”

Saiz also released a statement, which stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise to the players, staff and supporters of Leeds United for my behaviour in yesterday’s game at Newport County AFC.

“I would also like to apologise to Newport County AFC and Robbie Willmott for my actions.

“I accept the punishment handed to me by the FA.

“My actions are inexcusable, I give my word to all those connected to Leeds United Football Club that I will learn from this situation and never repeat it.

“I am grateful for the support I receive from our fans and I understand that I am a role model to the next generation of Leeds supporters, I will ensure that my behaviour moving forward reflects that.”

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