'Laughing stocks': Some Everton fans frustrated after news about Leeds player drops
Everton fans have taken the side of Leeds United after Pascal Struijk’s appeal was rejected today.
Leeds centre-back Struijk was shown a red card at the weekend after his tackle led to a serious injury for Harvey Elliott.
The challenge itself wasn’t particularly malicious, and there was a sense that Struijk had been punished as a result of the severity of the Liverpool player’s injury.
There was a similar incident at Everton back in 2019, when Heung-Min Son’s tackle caused Andre Gomes to break his leg and the Tottenham Hotspur striker was sent off.
Son, though, won his appeal and was allowed to return to action next week.
And Everton fans have been staggered by the supposed inconsistency over the FA’s decision making process.
Big blow for Leeds
The suspension of Struijk comes as a major blow to Leeds.
The Whites are already short of central defensive options and are now heavily reliant on Liam Cooper saying fit.
Leeds are next in action on Friday evening when they take on Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, still looking for their first league win of the new campaign.