Leeds United won an appeal to the EFL.
Please do not refresh your screen, you did read that right.
“An independent Regulatory Commission has removed Gaetano Berardi’s one-match suspension with immediate effect following a claim of wrongful dismissal” the club announced.
This is obviously good news and saves Gaetano from being the most red-carded Leeds player in our 100-year history, although that’s surely only a matter of time!!
However, it’s not right that we had to play with 10 men for 85 minutes based on a wrong decision (9 minutes added time).
Had we won, this wouldn’t be such a big issue but we didn’t and those 3 points might be the difference between us getting promoted or being resigned to the Championship again.Embed from Getty Images
The EFL have said that VAR is a long way from being introduced to the lack of cameras at each game, but why not ensure that there is a camera and have a Rugby Union style TMO where the referee can just double check a decision.
It doesn’t need to be full VAR but just a way of ensuring clubs aren’t penalised wrongly.
Hopefully we will be seeing VAR next year and no doubt there will be a post from me about how much I don’t like it!!