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.
Embarrassed and disappointed with myself! I've let my team mates and the fans down tonight.. Not good enough and not acceptable.. 1/2
— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) September 26, 2017
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…
You got a red card, learn by mistakes & move on. You have been consistent this season, everyone has an off day.Onwards & upwards #MOT 👍💙⚽xx
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) September 26, 2017
Head up pal. Live and learn. You've been brilliant this season. Learn and go again. #mot
— Sean cain (@Seancain12) September 26, 2017
You’re right, but it’s happened now. Take it on the chin, go and be a captain, hold your hands up and rally the troops for Sunday #MOT 💙💛
— ⚽️ (@Teesside_White) September 26, 2017
Keep the faith mate, you have been worthy of the armband this season. One small step towards the prize, onwards to Sunday
— Chris Madden (@chrismadden_65) September 26, 2017
— WeRuleSupreme (@pleaseapparell) September 26, 2017
You weren't the only one at fault tho, team effort wasn't enough. Onto Sunday 💙💛💙
— Carmel Garland (@SwissWhites) September 26, 2017