Danny Mills has laid into the Leeds director of football Victor Orta after he was fined £2,000 and given one-match stadium ban after admitting improper conduct in the tunnel at half-time in Leeds' 3-2 win over Millwall at Elland Road last month.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men we're losing 2-0 when the incident occurred but recovered to win 3-2 thanks to a brace from Patrick Bamford and another goal from Pablo Hernandez.
Orta has previously been seen smashing TV monitors in the director’s box at Elland Road celebrating a goal, and admitted he was unable to rein his emotions in on this occasion too.
Mills, who made 141 appearances for Leeds, believes Orta needs to improve his behaviour in order to set an a good example to the rest of the club.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: ”I think owners, chairmen, technical directors – you’re supposed to be above that, aren’t you?
“You’re supposed to be incredibly important, and you’re supposed to set an example of behaviour. You’re in charge of the football club.
“It’s a little bit disappointing.
“I think people need to have a good look and a bit of a reflect, but obviously, it’s frustration. Most of it is borne out of frustration because the team aren’t doing what they want them to do.”
Leeds are in a dismal run of form, Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest representing their fourth loss in their last five Championship games.
Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent agrees with Mills and says that the likes of Orta should set a high standard of behaviour at the club, with his actions suggesting that tensions are boiling over at Elland Road.
“It’s a sign of desperation, they should hold themselves up to a higher standard,” Bent told Football Insider.
“Unfortunately at times, it’s one of those things where emotions gets the best of you. They should have higher standards than the team usually do.”
Leeds will look to get a win on the board when they face promotion rivals Brentford next up on Tuesday night at Griffin Park (7.45pm).