Paddy Kenny rails against former club QPR, alleged to have sent abusive texts and tweets

Leeds United's Paddy Kenny, who has allegedly sent abusive texts and tweets about QPR
Clap all you want Paddy (Image: Leeds543)

Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny is the subject of a complaint made by QPR after technical director Mike Rigg and chairman Tony Fernandes received abusive text messages following the club’s dismal Premier League opening day defeat to Swansea.

Kenny, 34, is alleged to have have ridiculed new signing Rob Green’s performance and the final result. In addition to the late-night texts, Rigg apparently received calls up until 3am on Sunday.

The Leeds United player, who made seventy-seven appearances for Queens Park Rangers before moving to Elland Road in a £900k deal this the summer, has also sent numerous tweets criticising his former club and further alienating himself from the fans that were once his greatest supporters.

Early Sunday morning Kenny began retweeting messages criticising Green and the team’s performance in the heavy five-nil defeat to Swansea City:

He then began reacting to the inevitable abuse from Queens Park Rangers fans:

Kenny even referred to the Hoops as a tin pot club in one tweet:

… provoking further insults which, in turn, prompted additional retweets and slightly more aggressive reaction from Paddy:

… then it all seemed to get a bit overwhelming for the under-fire goalkeeper:

… but he made it out the other side with some support from David Cotterill and Nathan Dyer:


Leeds United manager Neil Warnock, formerly employed by QPR, has said the matter will be dealt with internally:

We have a club policy on Twitter and social networking. It’s an internal matter and we will not be commenting further.

On a lighter note, Paddy Kenny’s Twitter feed did throw up this gem: