Since joining Leeds Utd in October 2012, winger Ryan Hall has made just eight appearances. After continually struggling to make the cut, the 25-year-old was sent on a month-long loan to Sheffield Utd, where he actually managed to get some decent game time.
That loan spell came to an end on Saturday, but Hall's chances of appearing at Elland Road have been severely diminished by the suspension he has been handed pending an investigation into a "disciplinary issue."
Look on the bright side if your not getting played take the L out and get payed
Understandably, boasting about getting paid while not contributing to the team has angered Leeds supporters, who feel riled by his "arrogance" and "typical modern football attitude." Our favorite response to the "payed" pun is this succinct-but-NSFW beauty.
While the tweet has clearly not gone down well, a suspension for breaching his club's social media code of conduct seems a little harsh. It may be gauche to boast about earning money for nothing to the people who are effectively paying his wages, but Hall hasn't expressed a lack of desire to play—he would almost certainly jump at the chance of a first-team appearance. And if a player isn't being selected, he surely can't be expected to behave like he is doing volunteer work.
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