LEEDS fans were furious at Andre Marriner’s decision to kick Liam Cooper out against Manchester City.
Their captain was sacked for a high foul on Gabriel Jesus, having been initially booked before the VAR upgraded the penalty.
The defender received the ball but was reckless, using a rivet on the Brazilian right knee.
After watching the slow motion video, Marriner raised Cooper’s punishment to a red card.
Leeds must fight now elect the champion with only ten people.
The visitors took the lead just minutes before the incident 42 minutes when Stuart Dallas finished with a lovely movement.
Cooper’s sacking caused a fever on Leeds fans on social networks, with many claiming he had received the ball.
One wrote on Twitter: “Complete and completely joking about the state of decisions in this tournament!”
Another wrote: “Absolutely betrayal. This is not football anymore.”
But others supported the decision, with a tweet: “It’s clearly a red card. Funny high, very late.”
Currently the score is 1-1 at Etihad.
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