Campbell delivers 'honest' Struijk verdict as Leeds stance revealed by Sky
Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk will likely see the red card he received against Liverpool rescinded this week de.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the “horrific” events that unfolded at Elland Road on Sunday.
Struijk was given his marching orders on the hour mark for a challenge on Harvey Elliott.
The Liverpool teenager required a stretcher to leave the pitch and will undergo surgery on the injury today.
As reported by Sky Sports, Leeds United have chosen to appeal the red card referee Craig Pawson issued Struijk.
When asked if he believed the appeal would be successful, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:
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“The issue is not the tackling leg, it is the trailing leg. It is the trailing leg that usually does the damage.
“Yes, he didn’t mean to do it. We know that. But, the injury to Harvey Elliott is a serious one so I can understand why he got sent off.
“After the event, when you actually look at it, I can see it being rescinded. If I’m honest, I can see it being rescinded.
“Struijk did not go in to do any damage like that. He went in to win the ball and his trailing leg caught him.
“The damage was horrific. It’s for that reason I would understand a decision either way. I don’t like sitting on the fence normally.”