Weston McKennie has taken to Instagram following Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Tuesday night after rumblings on social media which saw his friend try to defend him in front of a number of hostile Leeds fans.

Indeed, McKennie started trending on Twitter after Leeds fans engaged in a new phenomenon, a Twitter Space, with one of McKennie’s friends – Diego Mendoza. The two parties became embroiled in a bit of a social media spat.

Leeds fans are clearly frustrated with McKennie’s struggling performances since he joined the club on loan from Juventus in January. His friend clearly tried to stick up for him. McKennie trending, without doing anything himself.

He remained silent on the matter until now, clearly focusing on the upcoming match. A quick search on Twitter will show clips of the debate, though we are unable to quote due to the language used. McKennie has now commented.

The USA star has taken to Instagram to state nothing directly has come from him, and the defence of his form from his friends was merely from a place of love. He also makes it clear that if he wants to say something, he will say it.

McKennie posts on Instagram as friend defends him in front of Leeds fans

An interesting debacle that has been put to a quick end. McKennie was pretty good without shining last night in the 1-1 draw with Leicester – certainly, one of his better outings after really struggling in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Fulham.

Leeds will be hoping McKennie’s form improves in the remaining five games of the season. Leeds face Bournemouth away from home this weekend – before four tough final fixtures, Manchester City, West Ham, Newcastle and Spurs.

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