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‘Blatant lie’ – Many Leeds United fans react as Liverpool fallout continues to rage on

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Leeds United are going to be without centre-back Pascal Struijk for the next three games after his ban was upheld.

The Whites face Newcastle United tonight in a Premier League clash that isn’t quite just-win, but it’s not far off.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side has been rocked by the fact that he only has one senior centre-back in his squad.

The main talking point has been the red card and ban to Pascal Struijk following the challenge and freak injury to Harvey Elliott.

Leeds did look to appeal the decision, but were unsuccessful with the FA panel voting on a two-to-one majority, with Phil Hay sharing some of the main points from the FA’s published written reasons:

So, it’s clear to see that the reasons have dodged the topic of why he was sent off when no foul was given.

If anything, this muddies the waters even more with regards to Pawson and his handling of the situation.

Fans weren’t happy with this update…

This stinks, really.

If Pawson was so adamant he was going to give a red card for it, why did he wave play on, turn his back on Elliott, and then wait for Klopp to start talking to him before getting the card out?

His story clearly doesn’t add up and the fact this appeal was dismissed so quickly does not sit right at all.

It just seems like they are trying to cover the back of the referee in question without actually dissecting why it’s a terrible decision, and justification for said decision.

Now we’ve got a player banned for three games even though he didn’t commit a foul.

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Leeds United season ticket holder since 2013/14, currently situated in the middle of the FA5 noise. From Pablo Hernandez to 5-1 drubbings, I've seen it all at Elland Road.