Yesterday, it became apparent that Brentford’s Sergi Canos would be avoiding a retrospective ban after he was cleared of supposedly throwing a headbutt at Ezgjan Alioski during a scuffle in the Brentford dugout during Saturday’s game. The fans are more than a little bit frustrated with the news, which can be found on The Yorkshire Evening Post’s website.
No ban for Brentford's Sergi Canos – an FA disciplinary panel has cleared him of headbutting Gjanni Alioski last weekend:https://t.co/r2R3G05m5k
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 10, 2018
Most Leeds fans aren’t fuming at Canos’ lack of a ban because they cynically want the Brentford man to miss some games. They’re livid because they know that if it was the other way round there would be a definite ban for one of their lads, and the comments from the fans have pulled no punches as The Whites have accused the EFL and the FA of being corrupt and rotten to the core following the unsavoury incident.
Whilst Canos has avoided a ban, the FA have requested Leeds provide observations on missiles and coins that were being thrown at Neil Maupay after the striker scored The Bees’ controversially won penalty during the same game. It will be typical from the Leeds perspective to see the club get levelled with a hefty fine for crowd trouble in the same game where Canos gets off for a clear headbutt, and the fans would love to see how the FA come to these type of decisions.
You can read The Elland Road faithful’s verdict on the Canos’ news here:
This is ridiculous. It’s not the fact it happened against us, it’s the fact 3 people couldn’t agree Canos headbutted Alioski! What do they think he was doing?
— TLH94 (@THuff1994) October 10, 2018
— LIAM MALLY (@LiamMally1) October 10, 2018
Dear @EFL having read the the FA’s law 12 can you explain how Sergi Canos’s attempt to headbutt an opposing player doesn’t constitute violent conduct even if contact wasn’t made? pic.twitter.com/Q8AVFE0Srd
— Richard Tunstall (@wealthydrink) October 10, 2018
@EFL are corrupt
— John Paul Redmond (@john_leeds25) October 10, 2018
Rotten to the core…
— Laurent waccotw (@FrenchieLUFC) 10 October 2018
@efl I would love to be as corrupt as you guys
— Kev Hulme (@kevhulme) October 10, 2018
— David Wainwright (@dayvid58) 10 October 2018
Is there a way to escalate stuff like this? I mean, as much as we need to move on, surely everyone can see something isn't right? Isn't there a fit and proper EFL test??
— Lee Ellison (@Bollakzoid) October 10, 2018
It looks like the Leeds complaints will fall on deaf ears, but you can’t blame them for being furious.
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