The Leeds boss looked despondent after a torrid day at the office.
It started with whispers that Thompson had been suspended. With his contract up in the summer, that was effectively Leeds sacking the popular assistant.
Leeds then announced the suspension with a brief statement on their official site.
Then there was the press conference. No Leeds Tweets this time, radio silence from the club as Redfearn, clearly disappointed at the decision to let his friend and colleague go, spewed his bewilderment to local and national press.
James Gregg, a Sky journalist present at the presser, posted this picture on his official Twitter account of a lost looking Redfearn - probably wondering what he has to do to keep this club stable:
Since taking over Redfearn has led Leeds to some excellent results despite mounting problems off the pitch regarding Massimo Cellino's running of the club.
He has integrated youngsters such as Sam Bryam, Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor with aplomb whilst also giving the likes of Scott Wootton, Luke Murphy and Steve Morison a new lease of life at Elland Road.
But his future at the club looks to be increasingly untenable despite the fans love and his recent run of results.