'Different rules for Leeds' - These fans react to Sky Sports coverage on Aston Villa incident
Everyone remembers the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last season, where Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa turned from villain to hero in the space of a couple of second-half minutes, depending on who you support.
It was Mateusz Klich who played on while Jonathan Kodjia was down injured (not against the rules) and him scoring almost sparked a brawl.
Patrick Bamford then got embarrassed and ridiculed for going down under little to none contact, getting a Villa player sent off.
Leeds then allowed the away side to score – an action that won them the FIFA Fair Play award.
Everyone jumped on the bandwagon and criticised Leeds for their decision to play on. But, the tables turned on Saturday afternoon in Villa’s 3-0 defeat to Watford.
The home side played on whilst one of Dean Smith’s players were down injured and won a penalty. To none of our surprise, Jeff Stelling and the Sky Sports pundits on Soccer Saturday went on to criticise Villa for not playing on – something which led to Whites fans questioning the hypocrisy on show.
Many Leeds fans reacted to the incident specifically as well as some magnifying the comments made on Sky Sports.
The Leeds fans are certainly right though. If it isn’t a head injury then there are no rules to state that the game must be stopped, and Villa found that out the hard way on Saturday.
It does also seem strange that the likes of Stelling sided with Watford this time around when the Whites were slated massively for continuing last season.
It was an incident that at the time you thought would never disappear and Saturday’s game in a completely different league to Leeds proves that was right to assume.
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