By Dave Woods

7th Oct, 2019 | 10:18am

Radrizzani reacts to Berardi sending off as Leeds make official statement

Leeds are going to appeal the red card awarded to Gaetano Berardi in the 2-1 defeat against Millwall on Saturday. 

The club posted a clip of the incident that clearly shows minimal contact between Berardi and Tom Bradshaw. By the time the Millwall player goes down, Berardi is a long way away.

If there was any contact it was accidental and Kalvin Phillips was back covering anyway.

It looks a really poor decision from referee James Linington and it had a disastrous effect on the game for Leeds.

The official Leeds tweet simply said, “We will be appealing this on Monday”.

Club owner Andrea Radrizzani made his feelings very clear. He said, “It’s frustrating to see how many points we miss because of wrong decisions against us. We will fight hard and come back stronger …we can’t just wait for VAR to reach our goal . #MOT”

Radrizzani makes a good point. VAR would surely have rescinded the red card and we think the penalty would have been overturned as well.

That would have changed the complexion of the match completely.

As it was Leeds almost staged a second-half comeback after going into the break 2-0 down. Ezgjan Alioski pulled a goal back almost immediately at the start of the second half but Leeds couldn’t find the equalising goal and dropped to fifth in the table, two points behind West Brom.

In other Leeds news, Chris Kamara delivers verdict on Berardi red card v Millwall.