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Leeds fans fuming as EFL make Aleksandar Mitrovic decision

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Leeds fans fuming as EFL make Aleksandar Mitrovic decision

Aleksandar Mitrovic will reportedly escape a ban after the Fulham striker threw himself into the spotlight once again during Fulham’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Friday night – and Leeds United fans are fuming.

Mitrovic was caught clutching his face as he looked to deceive referee James Linington, following an altercation with Huddersfield winger Rajiv van La Parra. Indeed, the Serbian striker went to the floor, feigning a facial injury.

But replays showed that Mitrovic had not been struck in the face by van La Parra, instead the former Newcastle striker was play-acting. Now, The Sun have claimed he will not be banned for the incident.

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Linington saw the incident and chose not to reprimand either player. Because van La Parra remained on the field of play, Mitrovic has escaped a ban. Had the Dutch winger been sent off, he would have deceived the officials – and therefore been banned.

Last season, Patrick Bamford was banned for Leeds’ first play-off semi-final leg against Derby for doing exactly the same as Mitrovic. The only difference being, though, that Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi was sent off because of Bamford’s actions.

Leeds fans have reacted to the decision made by the EFL – as reported by The Sun – and are angry that Mitrovic has escaped punishment. Many believe the EFL have a long-standing vendetta against Marcelo balsa’s side.


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