Leeds fans want Aleksandar Mitrovic banned after shocking dive

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Joe Bryan of Fulham celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Fulham at John Smith's Stadium on August 16, 2019 in Huddersfield,...

Aleksandar Mitrovic looks set to avoid any further punishment, but some Leeds United supporters have suggested that he should be banned.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham holds off Jonathan Hogg of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Fulham at John Smith's Stadium on August 16,...

A number of Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to suggest that Aleksandar Mitrovic deserves a two-match ban following Fulham's win on Friday night after an incident which evoked memories of the clash that led to Patrick Bamford receiving a suspension last season.

Bamford was banned for two games after he was found guilty of deceiving a match official during Leeds' draw with Aston Villa at Elland Road. Anwar El Ghazi was sent off after the striker went down clutching his face as the two sides were involved in a melee.

 

Replays showed that El Ghazi made virtually no contact with Bamford, and the large majority of the Elland Road faithful had little problem criticising their own player for his actions, especially as the suspension ruled him out of the first-leg of the play-off semi-final.

It was Mitrovic who incurred the wrath of the football fans on social media following Fulham's victory at Huddersfield on Friday. The Serbia international was involved in a clash with Rajiv van La Parra.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Joe Bryan of Fulham celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Fulham at John Smith's Stadium on August 16, 2019 in Huddersfield,...

Van La Parra's hand appeared to brush past Mitrovic's face, but the Cottagers star writhed around in agony in a clear attempt to get the Huddersfield winger dismissed. 

With the referee not buying Mitrovic's antics, the striker looks set to avoid any punishment as he did not deceive the official in the same way that Bamford had. But as he avoided punishment for a quite embarrassing reaction, some fans feel that he still deserves to be penalised.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford goes down clutching his face after his side scored a contentious goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland...

Some Leeds supporters, in particular, feel that the right thing to do would be to ban Mitrovic for two games. While he did not get the outcome he was looking for, he showed the intent to try and get van La Parra sent off.

Here is how some of the Leeds fans reacted to the incident on Friday...

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