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Leeds fans on Twitter have no complaints as Lawrence is cleared of diving

Leeds fans on Twitter have no complaints as Lawrence is cleared of diving - Championship

Leeds United fans have a strange belief that the world is against them. For the most part, it’s not, but they love to think it. As they prepare for Saturday’s playoff semi-final first-leg against Derby, the news has come in that Tom Lawrence will not be retrospectively banned after having a challenge on him reviewed for diving, and the Whites, for once, agree with the outcome.

Usually, when this sort of incident happens there are Leeds fans going mad that the EFL and the FA are against them, and there are plenty of fans who do hold that view. However, in this case, the Leeds fans who have got some sense about them have been quick to point out that they believe the right decision has been reached, as Kyle Bartley definitely made contact with Tom Lawrence as he won a penalty.

Even if the penalty hadn’t been given the Rams would have gone on to win 2-1 and qualified for the playoffs anyway, so the penalty made no difference to the outcome. Then there’s the fact that had Bartley not brought down Lawrence he would have had a good chance of finding the net himself anyway, so the Derby man was unlikely to throw himself to the ground with no contact.

You can read the Whites’ thoughts on the Lawrence ruling here:

The Whites have no issues with Lawrence getting off without a charge, and they’d have been fuming had one of their own been charged for the same incident.


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