Leeds' tour will be sponsored by AYA, a private Myanmar bank implicated in ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.
More than 670,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017, bringing with them stories of murder, rape and the destruction of villages at the hands of the Myanmar military. I am aware of the serious issues within the country, but I also know that it is a handsome place filled with incredibly warm and welcoming people.
Leeds are due to face a Myanmar National League All-Star team in Yangon, also known as Rangoon, and the country's national team in Mandalay next month. That is why I wanted to take the team on a post-season tour to play matches and run coaching clinics with children from the area. We will go to Myanmar to share the famous values and ethos of Leeds United Football Club'.
It all comes across as overly altruistic from Radrizzani, but surely simply by co-operating with the Myanmar authorities the club is turning a blind eye to the atrocities that are taking place on the government's watch.
It is believed that Radrizzani's company, Eleven Sports, has business affairs with the area.
Some Leeds fans have voiced their anger on social media, while the Leeds United Supporters Trust said it was "a unusual and controversial choice, given the risky political climate Myanmar now finds itself in".
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The criticism comes as the country falls back into global pariah status due to its treatment of the ethnic Rohingya minority in the country's western Rakhine state.
The Myanmar military and government, including de facto leader, the Nobel prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi, have denied responsibility for the violence but recently the top United Nations human rights official called for Myanmar to be referred to the.
"It certainly seems like an odd choice of country to choose to tour", said Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen.
"The past year has seen the human rights situation in Myanmar deteriorate dramatically".
Almost 700,000 of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority have fled the country since August because of ongoing military operations in Rakhine.
Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear said the club was "delighted" to support Myanmar's ambitions for grassroots and elite football development.