Paul Tierney has been appointed as the referee for the next Leeds United game against Sheffield United on Sunday, and it’s left some fans fearing the worst.

The Premier League announced that Tierney would be the match official in charge of Leeds’ third Premier League game. The linemen are Ian Hussin and Harry Lennard, with Chris Kavanagh in charge of VAR.

One Leeds fan, Jo Bedford, said that Tierney is a Wigan supporter who presided over two defeats for the Whites in the 16/17 season.

The last was Brighton away where he sent Kalvin Phillips off and awarded the home side two penalties as Leeds lost 2-0.

Leeds fans also have more recent history with Tierney.

He was in charge of VAR for the first game of the season against Liverpool when he confirmed a very harsh penalty for the Reds’ opening goal.

The ball deflected off Robin Koch’s leg and onto his arm, with Keith Hackett and Jamie Carragher saying it shouldn’t have been awarded.

One fan said that Leeds “always have it up against us” while another said, “They keep digging up old friends for us.”

Tierney has officiated in 81 Premier League games and awarded 241 yellow cards. He was in charge of Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Chelsea this season where he sent off Andreas Christensen.

One fan said he thought it would be penalties galore in Sunday’s game and predicted a 4-4 draw with two endings off. That would certainly keep up Leeds’ reputation as Premier League entertainers.

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