It’s fair to say that you won’t find many Leeds fans willing to buy Jeremy Simpson a pint after yesterday’s performance. The man in the middle of the Leeds vs Brentford clash gave a lot in favour of The Bees and as most Leeds fans will tell you, he got the three biggest decisions of the day all wrong.
Bit of a crazy day all round. Fair result I felt so robbery probably isn't the word but Watkins was on his way down before BPF got to him and if Ayling goes, Odubajo had to go. That's on Simpson who didn't cope. Still reckon that on reflection Leeds will think it's a good point.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 6, 2018
The first big call that Simpson got wrong was the decision to give Brentford a penalty. Whilst on first viewing it looked like a stonewaller, when it was slowed down it became clear that Ollie Watkins had already started throwing himself to the floor before Bailey Peacock-Farrell had made contact with him. The decision to award the penalty gifted Dean Smith’s side a goal and the lead and whilst Leeds found an equaliser, they can rightly feel aggrieved.
The other two big decisions that Simpson got wrong were in regards to sending offs. Moses Odubajo found himself lucky to stay on the pitch when he committed a questionable foul whilst already on a booking and whilst he quickly hooked afterwards, the Whites weren’t happy. Their frustration then soon turned to anger when Luke Ayling was shown a second yellow card in the dying minutes for a similar offence that Odubajo had been spared for. Overall, the refereeing display left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Leeds fans and they’ll be keen to get back to winning ways after the international break.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on the referee here:
What a cheat the ref was
— Jonathan O'Brien (@Jono_ob) October 6, 2018
Robbery is definitely the word in regard to the penalty
— Zachary B. (@LeedsZac) October 6, 2018
Robbery is the correct word, when someone steals from you it's theft is it not?
— HarryGreb (@HarryGreb2) October 6, 2018
— paul baker (@Bakerboy75Paul) October 6, 2018
Cracking game … two very good teams .. and we’re talking about the ref …says it all !! hope the football league look at this ..
— Rob Hargest (@robdog1011) 6 October 2018
Fair summary, game too big for the ref. I thought
— Mick Burns (@burmic) October 6, 2018
The fans won’t be too keen on Jeremy Simpson refereeing any more of their games in the future and will be keen to get back to winning ways against Blackburn after the international break.
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