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Leeds United: Fans react to Darren England appointment

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Leeds United fans have been reacting to news that has emerged ahead of their game against Everton this Saturday.

It was announced that Darren England will take charge of the game at Elland Road, with Eddie Smart and Dan Robathan running the touchline, serving as fourth official and Friend on VAR duty.

The news was relayed to Leeds fans on social media by both journalist Adam Pope and @El_Loco_Jo for fans to react to, and it’s fair to say that they were not happy with the news, with many of them making reference to their game against Millwall back in January 2020.

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It was a game they won, but clearly not England’s best performance in the eyes of the Leeds fans or the board as “home fans vented their frustration towards referee Darren England at the break after they felt some decisions went against them”:

“Not seen Darren England at a #lufc game since the 3 – 2 Millwall thriller at ER in the Championship in January 2020.”

“He hates us. He’s a Barnsley fan. Never get anything from him.”
“I swear we deserve some bit of bias towards us, we’re always done over by refs”
“This was the idiot from the Millwall game last year so probs don’t hold your breath.”
“He was shocking against Millwall, but it was a brilliant night”
“He wasn’t just awful against Millwall, he was a cheat.”

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You would imagine that another bad refereeing performance in exchange for a win would probably be something the Leeds fans would take in order to bounce back from their opening-day defeat against Manchester United.

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