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Leeds captain Liam Cooper was sent off for high handling with Man City’s Gabriel Jesus as fans went crazy over the decision to overturn


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.

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Cooper caught Gabriel Jesus’ right kneeCredit: BT Sport
Referee Marriner initially placed the 29-year-old but was advised by the VAR to take a second look

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Referee Marriner initially placed the 29-year-old but was advised by the VAR to take a second lookCredit: News Group Newspaper Ltd
Cooper gets a red card

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Cooper gets a red cardCredit: Getty

With West Yorkshire won 1-0 just before the first half, Cooper was shown a yellow card for a foul Jesus.

The defender received the ball but was reckless, using a rivet on the Brazilian right knee.

Arbitration Marriner initially awarded a yellow card for the challenge but was notified by WHERE official for a second look.

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.

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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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