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Leeds United: Many fans fuming over VAR claim

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A whole host of Leeds United fans are fuming on Twitter after ESPN’s Dale Johnson revealed his thoughts on a VAR claim from their most recent game.

Leeds had to settle for a 1-1 draw when they travelled up north to Newcastle United, but it could’ve been all three points had they been awarded a penalty on Daniel James following what looked like a foul from Joe Willock.

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Johnson, who compiled a thread on Twitter discussing all the VAR calls from the latest round of matches, discussed Willock’s foul on James with the journalist, admitting he was ‘very surprised‘ that a spot-kick was not given following a review – something Leeds fans were in agreement with.

Despite nearly 72 hours having passed since the original decision, it appears that Johnson’s calls for a penalty have led to a lot of Leeds fans feeling aggrieved on Twitter as they agreed with Johnson’s assessment of the decision.

What have these Leeds fans been saying?

“Surprise, surprise.”

@foz_182

“Absolute joke.”

@rossi_on

“Disturbing Mike Dean couldn’t get this right from 10 yards away – absolute joke of a decision”

@ronaallleeds

“No, another example of how consistently bad VAR is.”

@bertiebollox3

“No, they’re just anti-Leeds”

@rgnhnds

“Not the first time Jarred Gillett is proving himself to be useless.”

@carlbarrett1979

Following 90 minutes of both sides having chances, with Junior Firpo firing over from what appeared an unmissable angle and Matt Ritchie striking the post, a point may have ultimately been the fairest outcome.

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However, it appears that an impartial source such as Johnson’s has only vindicated the Leeds fans’ anger, which has evidently lasted throughout the weekend and beyond.

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