Leeds United

Leeds United: Many fans fuming over VAR claim

Image for Leeds United: Many fans fuming over VAR claim

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.

Who is a better winger?





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.”


“Absolute joke.”


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


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


“No, they’re just anti-Leeds”


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


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.

1 of 10

Who was Bielsa's first competitive game as Leeds manager against?

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.

Related posts

Share this article