Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has said that he never reconsidered his decision to take the Yorkshire club on a tour of war-torn Myanmar, despite criticism from the footballing world.

Leeds are currently in the South East Asian country on a post-season tour, and are set to play their second and final game tomorrow (May 10) after defeat in their opening match with a Myanmar National League all star team.

Speaking about the tour with the BBC, the Leeds United owner said: “I’m not interested in playing politics. I’m honest with myself and I’m honest to everyone that we are not doing anything bad.”

“I think the majority of Leeds United fans understand that and are supportive of the project. A few making noise on Twitter cannot change the majority of those who are silent.”

Several people have said that this trip is purely aimed to line the Leeds United owner’s pockets, but the Italian said that he is in Myanmar for footballing interests.

He said: “We are just here to play football and hopefully bring some joy to the fans who came here to watch this friendly game. I have different interests and I have a good relationship with the president of the federation.”

“I have nothing to hide. I do my job and my business how I want to. If other people want to buy a football club and run it differently to me then fine. I’m happy and proud our club is here.”

A large number of Leeds’ first team regulars are not on the tour, and that has given youngsters an opportunity to impress Paul Heckingbottom.

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