Kalvin Phillips took to social media to apologise to his Leeds United teammates and the club’s fans for being sent off against Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day.
Phillips, who was deployed in central defence against Forest, was handed a straight red card in the 42nd minute of the Championship match.
Leeds went on to suffer a 4-2 defeat, meaning that Marcelo Bielsa’s side have lost their last two in the league, although they still top the table.
Phillips has been outstanding for Leeds this season, but there is no question that his red card played a big role in his team losing at Forest.
After the match, the Englishman took to social media to apologise to his teammates and the fans for mistiming his tackle on Adlene Guedioura.
The Leeds supporters were quick to rally behind the 23-year-old though, and that is certainly fair when considering just how impressive Phillips has been this season.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Been class all season, we all make mistakes
— Cameron Sloan (@sloanyman) January 1, 2019
It happens! Like @PJansson5 said you have been outstanding this season! Don’t worry too much about it! We are still top, it’s in our hands! ??
— Bridie Hannon (@bridiehannon) January 1, 2019
Takes a big man to admit his mistakes, every credit Kalvin
— Robbo (@_RobsonParker) January 1, 2019
Appreciate this tweet Kalvin, one of those things and have no doubt you will make up for it ?. Let’s regroup now and get ready for Derby a week Friday.
— Ryan (@RyanLUFC91) January 1, 2019
You’re the best player in the league so please stop apologising.
— Micky P Kerr (@MickyPKerr) January 1, 2019
— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming7) January 1, 2019
Chin up Kalvin we win together lose together. It was a little rash but honest mistake. Don’t let it bring you down. You have been immense this season as have all the lads. Rest up and we come back stronger next game ?? #MOT ???
— Lee Maspero (@Leemo_LUFC) January 1, 2019
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