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Baffled Leeds fans react on Twitter after Mowatt ban upheld

Leeds United are unable to call upon Alex Mowatt until the penultimate game of the season.

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt will miss the club's next three matches after the Football Association upheld the decision to send him off in Tuesday's win at Birmingham City.

Whites' boss Steve Evans had earlier revealed his hope that Mowatt's ban would be overturned and said that if it wasn't it'd be down to victimisation once more.

Evans cited Matt Derbyshire's recent reprieve, having bloodied the face of Gaetano Berardi with his elbow, as a reason for Leeds to be positive - only for his worst fears to be confirmed later on Thursday.

And many fans have struggled to get their head around the contrasting decisions, as evidenced by the following tweets...

Mowatt was a 69th-minute substitute at St. Andrew's and was dismissed in the final seconds of stoppage time for a late tackle on Ryan Shotton.

As a result, the 21-year-old will miss this Saturday's visit of Reading along with next week's fixtures against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City.

Doncaster-born Mowatt has started 21 league matches for Leeds this season, scoring twice and providing four assists.

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