Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic was fortunate to flee a purple card after a surprising elbow on Leeds defender Ben White.
The nasty incident got here solely 90 seconds into the Championship promotion conflict.
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The ball had been cleared up discipline by White when Mitrovic needlessly shunted his elbow into the Leeds man’s face.
But referee Tony Harrington and his officers fully missed the incident and Mitrovic bought off scot-free.
The 25-year-old went over to test on on-loan Brighton man White as he lay prostrate on the Elland Road turf.
But he had very a lot ‘got away with one’ within the ugly conflict.
Unsurprisingly when Sky Sports put out the clip on social media, individuals had been surprised by Mitrovic’s petulance.
Louise Barnes wrote that he “should be off” and that there was “no need”.
Paul Hewitt wrote that “he has to get done retrospectively” whereas Colin McMullan wrote that it was “a red card all day along”.
Mark Wilkinson wrote that it was “disgraceful” whereas many labelled Mitrovic a “thug”.
Joe Catling added that it was “absolutely disgusting from Mitrovic”.
Many had been left wishing VAR was used within the Championship which might have resulted in a straight purple.
Leeds would in the end go on to win 3-0, taking a giant step in the direction of promotion to the Premier League as Patrick Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison all scored.
But their job might, and may, have been made simpler with an early tub for Fulham’s hot-headed striker.
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