Neil Redfearn reveals what he said to the referee at half time

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 away from home in the Championship today.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has been quoted as saying on the club’s official Twitter page that he apologised to the referee at half time during today’s game against Sheffield Wednesday.

The referee awarded Wednesday a penalty in the 36th minute of the Championship encounter at Hillsborough, which was converted by Chris Maguire.

After the game, which ended in a 2-1 win for West Yorkshire outfit Leeds, Redfearn said that he had apologised to the referee for arguing with the fourth official following that decision.

It is indeed great of Redfearn to have admitted that he was wrong and the referee was right.

Not many professional football managers would do what the Englishman did, and for this, the Leeds head coach needs to be applauded.

Managers arguing with referees is quite common in football, but what is not often heard is a manager admitting his error and apologising to the referee.

Redfearn is a gentleman, and his action today proves that. If only more managers were like him…

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