Leeds United fans have destroyed Gaetano Berardi on Twitter after he was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland at Elland Road on Saturday, with the majority of supporters wanting him gone.
Berardi, 29, has now been red carded six times for Leeds, with three of them coming this season.
The one-time Switzerland international was given his marching orders in the final phases of the game on Saturday for a reckless challenge on Black Cats winger Callum McManaman.
Many supporters often praise Berardi for his ‘never say die’ attitude, but it appears after this latest transgression, fans have had enough and want the full-back offloaded in the summer.
One angry supporter claimed that the Whites need to “get rid” of the hot-headed senior player.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
The way I see it Berardi and O'Kane are the ones that are the real liabilities when it comes to reckless play. Get rid of them. Jansson needs some more discipline but it's not a real problem if you have some decent CB cover. #LUFC https://t.co/5w8FYllzbE
— Joakim 💛❤💙🇸🇪 (@jsjogre11433) April 7, 2018
Gaetano Berardi has been sent off THREE times this season. Absolute liability. 😑 #LUFC
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) April 7, 2018
get rid of him
— matthew (@Mattyjackooo) April 7, 2018
He's boring now, sell him
— LUFCDANNY (@THELUFCLAD) April 7, 2018
Blokes an embarrassment
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) April 7, 2018
yet again Idiot!!!
— Stephen (@GOULG) April 7, 2018
Hope that’s the last we see of him
— andrew davies (@andrewsticks) April 7, 2018
@Wysdaily Its hard enough for Leeds closing out a game with 11 players, forget 10. 3 red cards in a season is unacceptable, Berardi is now a complete liability.
— Hock (@FootballPeters) April 7, 2018
Berardi has been ever-present in the Leeds first-team this season, making 33 appearances in all competitions and scoring one goal which came against Newport County in the FA Cup Third Round.
He now looks sure to miss at least three games, which is not good news for Paul Heckingbottom who has Luke Ayling out for the rest of the campaign through injury.
Vurnon Anita may be the one who is called upon to return to the starting line-up.