Tom Bradshaw will reportedly face no retrospective action for what Leeds United fans claim was simulation at The Den on Saturday.
Leeds United got some good and bad news today.
First, the good, and Gaetano Berardi's red card in Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Millwall has been rescinded.
The Leeds defender was sent off for being adjudged to have tripped Tom Bradshaw in the box, with the Londoners scoring the resulting penalty en route to beating Marcelo Bielsa's side.
But there will be no retrospective punishment for the Millwall striker, despite television replays suggesting that Berardi made no contact.
After the game, fans of the Elland Road demanded that the English Football League suspend the 27-year-old and suffice to say that United supporters haven't reacted well to him getting off.
Here is how they reacted on Twitter:
Bunch of cowards criminals in power and the ref should never step near a Leeds game again— @jdouglasslufc (@Douglass1John) October 8, 2019
Well what a surprise. If this had been against a different team other than Leeds...— SusieCora ️Shadow Cupboard Tidier-Upper. (@SusiePeaceCora) October 8, 2019
Double standards... Sickening.
You COULD script it— Ashley Brookes (@ashleyjbrookes) October 8, 2019
Bet it would be different if it was a Leeds player ♂️— Liam (@Liamdestroyer39) October 8, 2019
So incredibly predictable...— Dirty Leeds ¡Carajo! (@DirtyLeedsFC) October 8, 2019
Well how on earth do they come to that decision??— Gareth Jones (@garethjonesuk) October 8, 2019
It's what we all expected, same old one rule for them and a different one for us.— Tony Smith (@scroby69) October 8, 2019
Shocker......— Richard Auty⚽️️ (@AutyRichard) October 8, 2019
You can understand the fans' gripe. After all, if Berardi was deemed to be innocent in making no contact with the player then you have to ask what made Bradshaw go to ground?
Leeds supporters have long accused the EFL of treating them unfairly and this incident serves to supply them with more ammunition in regards to that theory.
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