By Joe Ellis

4th Sep, 2022 | 8:20pm

BBC broadcaster slams 'disgrace' referee after Leeds United red card

Jesse Marsch was sent to the stands as Leeds United were heavily beaten by Brentford as the reason why has now been revealed.

The American manager was incensed when his side weren’t awarded a penalty at the Brentford Community Stadium and the match referee was quick to give him his marching orders.

BBC broadcaster Nubaid Haroon later revealed why he was sent off from the sidelines and Leeds United fans will not be happy.

“Jesse Marsch getting sent off for saying ‘that’s a penalty’ is a disgrace,” Haroon said via his personal Twitter account. “Refs have such an ego it’s gotta be stopped.”

His presence on the sidelines might not have made much difference as Ivan Toney inspired the Bees to a fine victory although Marc Roca and Luis Sinisterra both continued their fine starts to life in Yorkshire with goals.

Power-hungry

Referees obviously need to stamp their authority on a game to ensure as much as possible that it doesn’t quickly get out of hand but they can go too far.

If that really is all that Marsch said to the fourth official on the touchline then hopefully the FA can remove his touchline ban because that is just feeble.

The FA have come under a whole lot of criticism this weekend for the terribly poor refereeing across all Premier League games and it feels like it could be a watershed moment.

Something has to change no question though because things are getting out of hand on all levels and this petty red card is the worst of the lot.

When you consider the foul language and abuse that some managers have thrown about on the sidelines, those three words uttered by Marsch seem so unbelievably innocent and the red card is baffling.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites attempted to make a late move in the transfer window but the club’s director has revealed what really happened.