Date: 20th January 2020 at 5:00pm
Written by: Zak Roome

Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after Kalvin Phillips took to Instagram to apologise for his red card challenge against Queens Park Rangers.

Phillips was issued a straight sending off in the 88th-minute of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road, after referee Peter Bankes deemed the 24-year-old’s challenge on Geoff Cameron to be reckless and to have endangered the opposing player.

Our homegrown holding midfielder now faces a potential three-game ban, which will be Phillips’ second suspension of the Championship campaign, after missing December’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town having been shown his fifth yellow card of the term as we thrashed Middlesbrough 4-0 the week before.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds had been dominating the flow of the game in the second half at QPR as we strived for an equalising goal, but would see our record in London stretch to one win in 19 visits as we ended the match with ten men on the field.

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Phillips has since apologised for what he described as a poorly timed tackle and suggested that his support of the Whites may have played a part.

“Sorry to the LUFC fans for my red card yesterday,” noted the 5 ft 10 star on Instagram. “It wasn’t intentional, but I timed the tackle badly.

“I’m a Leeds fan, as well as a player, so maybe a little frustration that we have all been feeling was shown, but that’s never an excuse.

“Beyond gutted to miss the next three games, and I will make sure I do everything I can during and after my ban to make this dream for all of us come true! We stick together and we march on!”

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Phillips’ apology…

In other Leeds United news, the club are claimed to be mulling over a bid to sign a towering £3million star this month.

 
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