Date: 10th December 2020 at 9:30am
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Supporters of Leeds United have reacted to the announcement that Michael Oliver will be the referee for the Whites’ next match.

During the upcoming round of Premier League fixtures, the Whites host West Ham United in an 8pm kick-off on Friday night (per Premier League).

On Wednesday, BBC journalist Adam Pope relayed a screenshot from the Premier League’s website which announced that Oliver would be the man in the middle for the clash.

The official on VAR for David Moyes’ side’s trip to Elland Road will be Jarred Gillett.

After the screenshot was relayed to Whites fans on Twitter by Pope, lots of them shared their reactions.

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Starting with an easy one what shirt number does Bamford wear for Leeds United?

So, what did these Leeds United fans make of the appointment of Michael Oliver?

The tweet from Pope also showed that Darren England would be the fourth official for the match at Elland Road, which some fans commented on.

Are you worried about Michael Oliver being the referee for the West Ham game?

No, he's not that bad

No, he's not that bad

Yes, he is terrible

Yes, he is terrible

The 35-year-old referee, Oliver, has been in charge of 16 games so far this season, nine of which have been in the Premier League (per Transfermarkt).

Only one of those was a Leeds match and that was the Whites’ 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the season.

With Gillett on VAR, though, some supporters were positive about the appointments.

As can be seen in these responses from Leeds fans, there was a bit of a mixed reaction from them regarding the appointment of Michael Oliver and the officials that will be assisting him.