Date: 6th December 2020 at 1:00pm
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Leeds United fans on Twitter have been reacting to recently posted footage from the Yorkshire club’s recent 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

This comes after Dean Coombes shared a post on his official Twitter page that contained footage of a potential penalty incident that was not given in the match when Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell made contact with Ian Poveda’s foot in the home side’s penalty box.

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In the caption to his post, Coombes said: “Kevin Friend who gave the penalty against [Andy] Robertson last week for the same thing has just said this wasn’t a penalty for Leeds. Again VAR isn’t the problem it’s the people operating it.”

This post then gathered a lot of replies from Leeds fans who were not shy in airing their responses on the matter.

So, what did these Leeds fans make of this post?

Goals from Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic secured the three points for Chelsea after Patrick Bamford opened the scoring in the early stages of the match.

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Now that Coombes has shared this footage onto his official Twitter page, this paved the way for lots of Leeds fans to have their say on the incident.

Looking at the replies to this post from Coombes, it’s apparent that these Leeds fans think the penalty should have been given for this contact on Poveda.

As Coombes referenced in the caption of his post, Brighton and Hove Albion were awarded a late penalty by VAR in their 1-1 draw against Liverpool last month from a similar incident to the one Leeds had with Chilwell and Poveda.

Taking this into account, it’s clear to see why these Leeds fans are a bit disappointed with the consistency of VAR and how the official use it to award penalties and such.