Leeds United fans on Twitter have once again taken aim at the EFL, even though they had just received positive news about a key player.
Both Phil Hay and Adam Pope posted an update that stated Kalvin Phillips will not be suspended for the Whites’ opening game of the season despite the fact he was sent off in their most recent pre-season friendly.
Leeds fans took this opportunity to poke fun at the EFL with many saying that they were surprised he wasn’t banned due to the fact that they’re Leeds United.
You can’t blame Leeds fans for believing this either. Last season they were fined £200,000 for spygate when they didn’t actually break any rules. They also received another fine due to an incident that occurred against Bolton Wanderers.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on Twitter…
“@EFL announce that kalvin phillips is banned for 3 matches due to the tackle he did in Italy”
— Ben Elliott (@Ben_Elliott13) July 29, 2019
— Joakim ????????❤???????? (@jsjogre11433) July 29, 2019
Yeah but it’s Leeds. Announce 6 league game ban
— Ashley Oakes (@Oakes_89) July 29, 2019
I thought a retrospective banning rule would have been introduced ????
— Phil (@philleeds12345) July 29, 2019
can’t be!!! You sure UEFA know it’s a LUFC player??? Not one of the other 91 clubs??? It can never be no consequences between
LUFC and authorites as we all know.
— david milne (@dave1milne) July 29, 2019
Surprised the Bristol City owner hasn’t complained to the EFL!!! ????
— Richard Box ???????? (@richardboxy) July 29, 2019
EFL all away on holiday or something? Missed a trick there lads. Could have really shafted Leeds on that one
— HmeisterGeneral ????????♂️ (@HmeisterGeneral) July 29, 2019
.@EFL Statement: Kalvin Phillips
We find that the red card recieved by Kalvin Phillips was given for an obscene and disgusting tackle that we cannot tolerate on a football pitch. The EFL has imposed a retrospective 5 game ban and has created a new rule for this #LUFC https://t.co/gYTViQ6dJV
— Lewis (@Cawood7L) July 29, 2019