Pascal Struijk’s crimson card appealed

Leeds United have appealed the crimson card proven to younger defender Pascal Struijk throughout Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The 22-year-old was given his marching orders following a collision with Harvey Elliott which left the Liverpool midfielder with a dislocated ankle.

Referee Craig Pawson didn’t initially name a foul and as a substitute allowed play to proceed, solely to pause issues when he realised the severity of Elliott’s harm. VAR intervened and deemed Struijk’s problem to be worthy of a crimson card.

The choice has divided followers, with many suggesting Elliott’s harm made the deal with seem worse than it really was. Leeds share that viewpoint, as they’ve launched an enchantment to the Premier League to get the choice overturned.

As famous by The Athletic’s Phil Hay, Leeds disagree with the official’s verdict that Struijk’s problem was ‘critical foul play’ they usually hope to see his three-match ban rescinded.

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