By Danny Wright

5th Apr, 2017 | 5:19pm

Leeds fans react to defender bombshell

By Danny Wright

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that Liam Cooper will face a hefty six-match suspension.

The 25-year-old was deemed to have stamped on Reece Oxford’s head in Leeds’ loss to Reading on Saturday.

The Football Association confirmed on their official Twitter page that the defender will miss the next five games after already serving the first game of his suspension in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Brentford.

The length of the ban will come as a bombshell to lots of fans, especially in such a crucial part of the season.

Tyrone Mings was slapped with a five-game ban earlier this season for a stamp on Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Cooper gets another game added on as it’s the second time this campaign he has been suspended, but it adds up to a very harsh punishment.

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He was previously sent off in January’s FA Cup loss to non-league Sutton.

Mings appealed against his charge of violent conduct, but Cooper admitted to his wrongdoing – and Leeds fans are angry that he was still hit with the same length of ban.

They also believe that Reading’s Tyler Blackett should have been dealt with by the FA after what looked like an elbow on Chris Wood.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

Cooper has made 18 appearances in all competitions this season but he won’t be available now until the final match of the campaign at relegation-threatened Wigan.

In other Leeds news, Pontus Jansson has delivered an emotional message to the fans.

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