Leeds United fans were hitting out at the referee after the club’s official Twitter account tweeted out a video of Fulham’s penalty at the weekend.
The club’s account appeared to mock the referee’s decision to award the west London side a penalty as they shared the video with the definition of the words ‘contact sport’.
Definition: A sport in which the participants necessarily come into bodily contact with one another pic.twitter.com/BcBdy6HlQN
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 22, 2019
With just six minutes of the game gone, Aleksandar Mitrovic headed the ball across the box with Ben White adjudged to have pushed Bobby Reid to the ground.
It was the opening goal of the game as the Whites succumbed to a 2-1 defeat, their second loss of the season in London following the game against Charlton Athletic.
Fans were hitting out at the referee after the tweet about the penalty incident as they took to the social media website to react to the post.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
Gets more ridiculous each time I see it. Poor officials never seem to face any repurcussions and their inadequacy just gets covered up so it will never improve either.
— leah (@leahwallerx) December 22, 2019
The player slips and he doesn’t even appeal daylight robbery but I’m a Leeds fan I expect nothing less from the dirty CORRUPT OFFICIALS
— Robert Burn (@RobertBurn2) December 22, 2019
The standard of refereeing in The Championship is horrendous
— Hoofball Out (@HOlufc) December 22, 2019
An absolute joke of a decision!!!!!!!
— SOPHIE LUFC 💙💛 (@LilyZach22) December 22, 2019
lose one’s footing and slide unintentionally or intentionally for a short distance to con an official, gaining an advantage, unfairly.
— Si (@LeedsInShetland) December 22, 2019
The Fulham player actually backs in to White who uses his arm to steady himself for the header…..ludicrous decision…..he then lost control of the game because of it
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) December 22, 2019
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