Plenty of Leeds United fans have been applauding the FA’s decision to ban Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic for three games, as well as the striker himself admitting a charge of violent conduct.
The 25-year-old fiercely elbowed Whites’ defender Ben White inside the first two minutes during the 3-0 victory against the Cottagers at the weekend, which went unnoticed by the officials and referee Tony Harrington at the time.
But the joint Championship top scorer accepted a charge of violent conduct by the FA and will now his side’s crucial run-in, per BBC Sport.
Should Mitrovic have received a longer ban?
Patrick Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison scored the goals that sent Marcelo Bielsa’s side back to the top of the Championship table and are close to achieving promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
Unsurprisingly, supporters were pleased with the response from both the FA and Mitrovic himself and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that the decision was “quite right”, while another preached it was “justice for once”.
Excellent! appalling challenge, sorry not challenge, thuggery!
— andrew varley (@andrewvarley) June 29, 2020
Quite right too. Awful by him. He couldn’t possibly claim it didn’t happen either given the rather large TV audience….
— Jane (@aj2squared) June 29, 2020
Justice for once is served happy days !
— allanclarke1964 (@allanc64) June 29, 2020
Glad to see this. He should have been off the pitch 2 mins into the game. Glad @LUFC got the right result 3-0 through fair play.
— Lisa Mulherin (@lisamulherin) June 29, 2020
I don’t blame the ref for missing this, the ball was long gone. Dirty and deliberate foul. Well done to FA for quick and decisive correction.
— portadown-white (@PortadownWhite) June 29, 2020
Should think so as well, it was a coward’s challenge. Can see Fulham slipping out of the play-off places now
— Andrew Harvey (@AndyH_Yorkshire) June 29, 2020
— Christian (@Eltonyonandon) June 29, 2020
What he deserves. https://t.co/2TefsTXlSg
— Tashy ❤🧏🏿♀️ (@leedslassy_17) June 29, 2020