Roy Keane loses it at 'stupid' Luis Sinisterra after red card in Leeds United draw v Aston Villa
Roy Keane lost it at Luis Sinisterra live on Sky Sports after his “stupid” red card for Leeds United in their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Colombian started the game but was handed a second yellow card less than five minutes into the second half for stopping a free-kick being taken quickly, which meant Leeds were forced to defend for a point for the remainder of the game.
And Keane, who was a pundit in the Sky Sports studio for the game [2 October], saw it as the “height of stupidity” and couldn’t understand the complaints around the decision.
“Absolutely, it’s the height of stupidity,” he said. “Giving some daft fouls away here. It’s just clumsy. There’s no danger.
“There’s a time to foul somebody if they’re breaking on you. There’s no danger there. So he’s setting himself up for a fall.
“Leeds are always about fighting spirit and stopping the game, the players are complaining that there was no flow. That was down to them, that was their own fault.
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“Here he’s on a yellow card. Back away. It’s the height of stupidity. I’ve done daft things on a football pitch, but this is up there with the daft things I’ve done.
“And then they’re all complaining, the fans are moaning and he’s asking the referee ‘what have I done?’
“Get down the tunnel.
“Height of stupidity. So stupid. Unbelievable.”
Sinisterra has been excellent for Leeds since joining with three goals in his first three starts, but his decision making in this game for these incidents was awful.
The first foul was needless as he tried to stop an Aston Villa counter attack, but there was no real danger and it was an unnecessary challenge to make.
Then the second one comes straight after the restart when Villa have a free-kick in their own half and he refuses to step back and let them take it, instead of just getting back into position to deal with it properly.
Now Leeds will be without him for the clash against Crystal Palace next weekend, and with such a busy October coming up Marsch could have done with having all his options available.
It’s a chance for someone else to claim their spot in the starting lineup now though, and he’ll have nobody but himself to blame for losing his place if that’s what happens.
In other Leeds news, Keane and Richards were fuming at a “dreadful” display at Elland Road