• September 24, 2021

Exclusive: Leeds appeal against Pascal Struijk red card rejected by The FA as defender gets three-game ban for tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott

 Exclusive: Leeds appeal against Pascal Struijk red card rejected by The FA as defender gets three-game ban for tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott


Leeds United’s appeal over Pascal Struijk’s red card against Liverpool has been rejected by The FA.

Struijk’s tackle on Harvey Elliott led to the Reds youngster dislocating his ankle and being taken to hospital, eventually having surgery on the problem.

Pascal Struijk has been banned for three games for his tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott, which led to the youngster having surgery on an ankle injury

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Pascal Struijk has been banned for three games for his tackle on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott, which led to the youngster having surgery on an ankle injury

Struijk was dealt a straight red card, although after the match Elliott accepted the Leeds man’s apology and insisted he wasn’t at fault for his injury and shouldn’t have been sent off.

Leeds appealed the decision, but it has been upheld by The FA, meaning Struijk will now serve a three-match ban.

With the appeal having being unsuccessful, Strujik will now be suspended for Leeds’ game at Newcastle on Friday, the Carabao Cup tie at Fulham four days later and the home clash with West Ham the following Saturday.

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