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Kalvin Phillips sends message to Leeds fans on Twitter after red card

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Kalvin Phillips sends message to Leeds fans on Twitter after red card

Kalvin Phillips has taken to social media to apologise to the Leeds United supporters for his red card against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, with the midfielder admitting that frustration got the better of him.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men endured a nightmare afternoon at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. They went behind during the first-half to a very controversial goal.

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The ball seemed to hit both of Nahki Wells’s arms before he scored past Kiko Casilla.

Patrick Bamford had a tame penalty saved during the second-half. And Phillips then went flying in to make a nasty-looking challenge late on to round off the day for the visitors.

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It was no surprise to see the referee produce a red card. And Phillips conceded in an emotional social media post that the day’s events probably got to him and he made a mistake.

Here is what Phillips posted…

Despite the frustration regarding yesterday’s result, many Leeds fans have expressed some sympathy for Phillips in response to his message.

Plenty can understand how angry he would have been given how the day was playing out. And some have insisted that he is entitled to make a mistake.

Phillips has been one of Leeds’s best players since Bielsa arrived ahead of last season. And his tough-tackling has so often come to the side’s rescue.

While the supporters clearly wish that his passion was expressed another way, they are reluctant to be too critical for letting his emotions boil over.

 

Here are some of the responses from Leeds fans…

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