'Speechless', 'Drat', 'We're screwed' - Leeds fans react to attacker update ahead of Boro clash
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger and frustration after Middlesbrough attacker Adama Traore won his red card appeal.
The Football Association announced on their official social media account on Tuesday night that an independent commission had overturned the red card Traore was given against Sunderland last Saturday.
Adama Traore will be available for Middlesbrough’s next four games after an Independent Regulatory Commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Sunderland on Saturday [24 February].
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) February 27, 2018
It means Traore will be available to face Leeds this Friday night and also ensures manager Tony Pulis won’t have to go without the key wide man in what is a pivotal stage of the season.
Traore was given a straight red after appearing to raise his hands to Sunderland’s Bryan Oviedo in Saturday’s dramatic Wear-Tees derby at the Stadium of Light.
The winger was furious at the decision and had to be ushered down the tunnel after attempting to air his frustrations at the fourth official in the technical area.
Tony Pulis felt Traore had been provoked and Boro’s subsequent appeal has now proved successful.
Traore has been Boro’s shining light since Pulis took charge and has a hugely important role in the Welshman’s game-plan.
Leeds fans are well aware of the super-quick player’s value and took to social media to detail why they are unhappy at the FA overturning the four-match ban and insisted it would not have happened to one of their players.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) February 27, 2018
He’s not very good, he’s just ilegally quick
— Tom Huffinley (@TomHuffinley) February 27, 2018
What a joke.
— jamie croft (@CroftLeeds) February 27, 2018
oh ffs we’re screwed
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) February 27, 2018
We can take them
— ArkansasLUFC (@BStacksLUFC) February 27, 2018
There’s a reason he’s playing champ football. He’s either gash or a worldie. Let’s just hope it ain’t the latter
— SussexWhite (@winds1985lufc) February 27, 2018
Drat. I’m disappointed by that news.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) February 27, 2018
???????? cant have him missing the Leeds game can they. Corrupt
— Ashley Johnson (@AshJohnson20) February 27, 2018
In other Leeds United news, the club have agreed the terms of an £8.5million deal, with the first payment scheduled for the summer.