Date: 7th October 2019 at 12:58pm
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Swiss full-back Gaetano Berardi’s 14th-minute red card was the main talking point as United fell to a somewhat disappointing 2-1 defeat at Millwall at the weekend.

The incident early in the first period – which looks to be a very poor decision after seeing video footage – made Leeds’ task an uphill one and the home side duly raced into a 2 goal half-time lead, courtesy of strikes from Jed Wallace (pen) and Tom Bradshaw.

Though Bielsa’s side replied immediately after the restart through Egzijan Alioski, they were unable to get on level terms and departed South East London empty-handed.

Bielsa and his players were left ruing what might have been had it not been for the clear error by the officials in sending off Berardi and awarding the resulting penalty converted by Wallace.

After the Swiss defender, playing in central defence in the absence of Liam Cooper, made a misjudgement, Millwall striker Bradshaw got the better of him, but looked to throw himself to the floor once in the penalty box.

The officials, however, saw things differently as United suffered the double punishment of facing a penalty and being reduced to ten men.

Leeds fans were not impressed, and feel they tend to get a rough deal from decisions – both on the pitch and off it. As they took to Twitter, here’s what was said:

Many United fans were left aghast at the standard of officiating, while calling the Berardi decision “one of the worst they’d ever seen.”

Many United fans also joked how the Football Association are unlikely to see things their way after previous decisions made by the governing body have left them disappointed.

 
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