Leeds United fans on Twitter are furious after Derby County star Tom Lawrence got away with no punishment following an alleged dive against West Brom at the weekend.
Tom Lawrence will face no action from the Football Association over an alleged dive against West Brom. He's available for the play-off semi-final between Leeds United and Derby County. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 7, 2019
The Welsh midfielder went down under minimal contact from Kyle Bartley, winning his team a penalty. The subsequent spot-kick was converted by Harry Wilson. The goal all but sealed sixth spot for Frank Lampard’s men.
Despite Lawrence going down very easily, he wasn’t handed a retrospective ban which would’ve seen him miss both legs of the semi-final clash with Leeds.
Whites supporters have been fuming with the decision as it comes just one week after Patrick Bamford was handed a two-game ban for simulation.
This isn’t the first time fans of the Yorkshire club have been let down by the FA’s decision-making after Conor Hourihane was let off scot-free after seemingly punching Mateusz Klich.
Supporters have once again placed blame on the FA and the EFL, continuing their long-running feuds with the governing bodies.
Here’s what Leeds fans have been saying on Twitter…
One rule for Leeds, another for everyone else.
Football League’s corrupt.
— Rate My Sausage (@RateMySausage) May 7, 2019
I didn’t used to buy into this before this season but it’s a joke how differently Leeds are treated. Corrupt
— Jamie White (@JamieWhite84) May 7, 2019
Beyond a joke. Can Radz take legal action?
— Dale Nicholson (@Ciderman666) May 7, 2019
Corrupt. It stinks of biased. Then again it is the @fa and lampard is manager of derby. I’m sure they are dreaming of a lampard terry final.
— scott bates (@bates_scott88) May 7, 2019
Next series of Line of Duty needs to target the bent EFL
— Derek Mathieson (@dingoderek) May 7, 2019
— Liam Sharp (@ItsLiamSharp) May 7, 2019
How is this possible what a joke
— TimAubert (@TimAubert) May 7, 2019
You couldnt make this up
— Ronan Farrelly (@RonanFarrelly17) May 7, 2019
Standard double standards.
— David Haines (@SkyDaveLeeds) May 7, 2019