Leeds United’s poor form continued on Saturday after they could only manage a 1-1 home draw against relegation candidates Sunderland in the English Championship.
Leeds have won just twice in their last 18 matches in all competitions, leaving fans deeply frustrated and worried about the direction of the club, even though manager Paul Heckingbottom was only recently appointed.
Sunderland took the lead in Saturday’s match before Pablo Hernandez equalised 18 minutes from time.
Supporters did not enjoy the performance nor the result and had particular criticism for defender Gaetano Berardi after he had a particularly poor match, eventually getting sent off in the 90th minute.
It’s his third red card of the season and fans are growing tired off his ill discipline, with some even calling him to be axed this summer.
Will his latest suspension lead to him being replaced in the Leeds United squad?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Captain not-so-fantatic sent off again, yet many #lufc fans think he is great. I would be happy to see Berardi leave the club. Not good enough.
— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming7) April 7, 2018
If that wasn’t Berardi’s last game in a #lufc shirt then the whole clubs gone mad. Let’s us down time and time again, not to mention the fact he’s not very good at football anyway!
— Paddy Murphy (@Paddy19847) April 7, 2018
Berardi. Cancel his contract. There I have said it. I like hard men at Leeds not idiots. And oh, while on it. All the Injuries…shit signings..indiscipline…what manager would cope. Still love Leeds..wish I couldn't…#lufc
— Just Music Yorkshire (@jmyorks) April 7, 2018
Ashley Youngs tackle was worse than Berardi's. Think Berardi needs to leave Leeds though. As a professional his discipline is not good enough. Put a challenge in ok but flying in 2 footed is asking for trouble #lufc
— Loiner (@gazLUFC13) April 7, 2018
Can't help but feel Berardi cost us all three points today, that was a reckless and unnecessary challenge. As captain he should show more decorum on the pitch and set an example to his team. #lufc
— Danny Osborne (@Kingdanny30) April 7, 2018
#lufc That could well have been Berardi's last game for us,it's a 4 game ban for a second straight red isn't it?More committed to the cause than most but ultimately just isn't a good enough player.Trouble is we've got about 20 of those
— Richardofyorks (@richardofyorks) April 7, 2018
When this season finishes we will all make retained lists. I'll give you one now, Berardi goes. Average defender, one footed, hopeless going forward and ridiculously undisciplined. His clenched fist passion blinds so many to his many weaknesses. #lufc
— Mike Holmes (@maverickrhino) April 7, 2018
Berardi should never wear an #LUFC shirt again. Absolute liability, and not half as good as people reckon he is.
— MJ (@elland_toad) April 7, 2018