Leeds United fans blasted by pundit after apparent Sergi Canos incident in draw v Brentford
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Paul Robinson has blasted Leeds United fans who allegedly threw objects at Brentford players in the 2-2 draw at Elland Road on Saturday.
After Canos scored to put the Bees 2-1 up, the player appeared to have been hit by an object that was thrown from the crowd. The Mirror reports that Bryan Mbeumo was hit as missiles were aimed at the visiting players.
It has been reported that Leeds face an FA probe for the alleged incident after referee David Coote included it in his match report.
And Robinson has fiercely criticised those fans who were seemingly involved, saying that they are giving their fellow Leeds supporters a bad name.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “There’s no place at all for anything like that. It gives the majority a bad name.
“Football stadiums don’t give people the right to do things they wouldn’t do outside if you saw someone walking down the street.
“You wouldn’t throw abuse at people or throw a bottle at them so it’s something that has to be addressed and dealt with.
“You can’t hide it as it’s something unfortunate or something that wasn’t supposed to happen but someone’s done it – they meant to do it. It must be dealt with.”
According to The Athletic, Canos fell to the ground after he was allegedly hit by an object that was launched from the crowd.
Brentford players were clearly furious with what happened and remonstrated with both the fans in front of them and the referee.
It remains to be seen how the FA will deal with the issue but it’s not the first time that Leeds fans have been in trouble lately as last week (1 December), the club had to apologise for homophobic abuse aimed at Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher [Sky Sports].
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