Following on from the shenanigans in the Leeds United v Aston Villa match last weekend, it’s become the story of the week that won’t go away and plenty of fans and pundits have been having their say on a variety of talking points that stemmed from the game.
With Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi having his red card rescinded given the actions of Patrick Bamford, and Bamford himself now facing a two game ban for successful deception of an official, there will be few fans who haven’t seen the video footage doing the rounds which seems to quite clearly show Conor Hourihane landing a punch on Mats Klich’s chest as they came together in the aftermatch of the opening goal.
Even Andrea Radrizzani expressed his own shock at the Football Association’s Independent panel concluding retrospectively that it wasn’t ‘violent conduct’, and to put it simply, I can’t print what has been the popular reaction from fans.
I can, however, print former player Ian Harte’s thoughts.
It’s a disgrace that Villa players get away with what they did ???? But Leeds United get done every time…. As a ex footballer you DONT stop until the referee says!!! https://t.co/JkKP3HwSrV
— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) April 30, 2019