Date: 4th April 2021 at 8:05pm
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fans have been reacting to a rather questionable decision that came from their game against Sheffield yesterday.

The incident occurred (via @PrimeVideoSport) in the first half of the game with Marcelo Bielsa’s men already 1-0 up, as Sheffield United defender George Baldock was involved in a rather heavy collision with Tyler Roberts whilst the Welshman was in the process of playing through Jack Harrison for an effort he dragged wide.

It was a tackle that on any other day could have been seen as a red card – something that Amazon Prime pundit Alan Shearer noted during the interval – with the referee on the day, Graham Scott, nor VAR referee Jarred Gillett taking any action on the matter.

It was no surprise, then, to see so many Leeds fans up in arms over the decision not to send Baldock off after journalist Graham Smyth vented his own fury at the decision:

“Another #lufc game, another baffling decision we are on the wrong end of. Par for the course”

“Hard to understand how that’s not a card of any sort. Two footed, off his feet, out of control, high. Red card all day long that…”
“Since When is a 2 footed tackle off the ground not a Red card??”
“Could have broken an ankle but because he’s injured they didn’t seem to check it?”
“Terrible challenge! Could easily have broken something with the challenge and also the landing!”
“Red card every day of the week.”

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Luckily it didn’t really have that much of an impact on the game, with Leeds eventually going on to win 2-1 thanks to an own goal from Phil Jagielka, otherwise the outcry probably would have been a lot more ferocious.

In other news: ‘Really?’, ‘Marcelo’s lost it’ – Many Leeds fans flock to official club post