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Bielsa was asked if he was going to spy on Derby again

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa instructs his team during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on April 22, 2019 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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The Leeds manager was fined for spying on Derby County this season in the English Championship, and today a reporter asked if he was going to repeat this action.

Early this season in the English Championship a controversial decision by Leeds United’ boss Marcelo Bielsa made headlines: he had told a member of his staff to spy on Derby County before the match between the two sides.

Now both teams are set to play each other again in the Playoffs to see who will get promoted to the Premier League.

And today he was asked by a reporter if he would spy his opponents once again.

“You know that it’s a crime to spy? Do you know that?” he answered obviously not amused by the question according to Sky Sports.

“When you have a level of ignorance and you work as a journalist, when you have the right to ask questions, when you’re lying in your answers, when you don’t assume the irony and you keep telling me that you don’t know if spying is a crime or not, you deserve a response without any content.”

“You make your question knowing that observing an opponent is now sanctioned. You know this perfectly and that’s why you ask this question,” he added.

“Then you deny the fact that you know the answer and you know I received a sanction because of it. That’s why I don’t understand that question.”

“Is it a joke? If it was a joke I didn’t understand it. It’s not that I don’t have a sense of humor. It’s that you’re not funny,” Bielsa concluded.