Leeds United boss Brian McDermott says he was surprised after the club failed to have the red card shown to Rodolph Austin rescinded.
Austin was shown a straight red card in the game with Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend after a coming together with Ashley Barnes.
An FA disciplinary committee upheld the appeal after Leeds decided to appeal against the sending off and McDermott says he still doesn`t understand it.
“I do not understand it and nobody has explained it to me, obviously they thought it was violent conduct. I didn`t think that was the case at all knowing the player.,” McDermott told Yorkshire Radio.
“Rudi was fouled in the lead up to it and then he bumped into the player. We have to accept it, that is the decision that has been made but I am surprised.”
Austin is now suspended for the final game of this season, the away trip to Watford on Saturday and he will also miss the first two games of next season.
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