Leeds defender Gaetano Berardi has had his suspension reduced.
Leeds United have confirmed on their official website that Swiss full back Gaetano Berardi has had his three-match suspension reduced to two matches upon appeal.
Berardi was sent off against Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon, having become embroiled in a scuffle with Millers striker Leon Best.
It appeared that Best threw an elbow straight at at Berardi's face, and the Leeds defender naturally reacted by pushing the striker - but both players were sent off.
As Berardi left the pitch with a nose bleed, manager Steve Evans as well as the Leeds supporters felt that they had been harshly treated, so it was no surprise when Leeds submitted an appeal to The FA to have Berardi's suspension reduced.
The Whites have now been successful with that appeal, as the club confirmed on their official website that Berardi's ban has been cut from three matches to two.
Berardi will miss matches against Queens Park Rangers and Hull City, but will return to face Charlton Athletic - and Leeds fans took to Twitter after the announcement.
Fans were generally pleased to see Berardi have his ban reduced having impressed this season, but others felt that Leeds were potentially lucky after the defender's reaction to Best's elbow.
Here are some of the reactions from Leeds fans on Twitter after Berardi's suspension was cut on Tuesday afternoon...
a two game ban is still farcical Berardi practically got assaulted— Armo (@Jordan_Armo) November 24, 2015
Good they've reduced Berardi's suspension but now they should increase Best's #lufc— markcally (@markcally8) November 24, 2015
Berardi exercised great restraint with his reaction to Best's assault IMO. The FA seem to have acknowledged that by reducing ban. #LUFC— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) November 24, 2015
Berardi's ban reduced to 2 games instead of 3, good that it's been reduced cos he still pushed Best and lucky not to get 3 match ban— James [SDMN] (@100Anomaly) November 24, 2015
Not often I think we've been badly done to but Berardi whilst clearly deserving punishment should've surely only served a one game ban.— Andy P (@ArcticReviews) November 24, 2015