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Paul Robinson has warned Jesse Marsch to not let his anger get the better of him despite agreeing with the Leeds United manager’s take on the controversy at Brentford on Saturday.
Thomas Frank’s men were awarded a dodgy penalty at 0-0, which was scored by Ivan Toney to get the ball rolling in their 5-2 win against the Whites in West London.
Later in the game, Crysensio Summerville was brought down in the box but nothing came of it and Marsch was shown a red card by referee Robert Jones for an angry remonstration with the linesman.
After the match, Marsch dubbed the lack of a VAR review on the Summerville incident as disrespectful as three minutes were spent examining the Luis Sinisterra and Toney tangle in the first half [Sky Sports].
Marsch’s fury was shown by Sky Sports on their website with the American being sent to the stands for leaving the technical area and arguing with the linesman.
The Athletic’s Brentford reporter Jay Harris recorded the incident and uploaded it to Twitter.
In reaction to the incident and Marsch’s words, Robinson told MOT Leeds News: “He’s vindicated in what he’s saying but he’s got to be careful with how he goes about it on the touchline because that’s twice now – he got booked last week and sent off this week.
“The example he’s setting on the touchline isn’t a good one when you look at the disciplinary record last season.
“The number of yellow cards they picked up last season and the discipline under Marcelo Bielsa was a problem.
“If the manager’s picking up cards, it’s not going to stop on the pitch. I can understand what Marsch is saying but he just has to go about it a different way.
“He’s clearly frustrated.
“At the start of the season, the referees, officials and managers all had a conversation and certain guidelines were put down and they were told of certain assurances.
“And you can see that he’s frustrated that hasn’t come to fruition.
“Marsch has to go about it in a different way but it’s difficult.”
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