Leeds fans react as Liam Cooper apologises for Cardiff dismissal

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper took to his official Twitter account to apologise after he was sent off in the first half of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Cardiff City in the Championship on Tuesday night, but Whites fans were quick to back the defender.

Already trailing 2-0 thank to goals from Kenneth Zohore and Junior Hoilett in the top-of-the-table clash at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cooper picked up two yellow cards in six minutes to see red before the interval and give his teammates an even more difficult task to get back into the game.

The 26-year-old has been one of the Yorkshire outfit’s most impressive performers this term though, and he will hope to bounce back once he has served his one-match ban in the derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Sunday.

Leeds supporters were quick to react to Cooper’s apology via social media, and while some told him to “forget” about it, others pointed out that he ‘wasn’t the only one at fault’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…