Leeds’ appeal over Pascal Struijk’s red card is DISMISSED, despite Harvey Elliott insisting the defender should NOT have been sent off for an ‘extraordinary accident’ that left him in agony… and now awaits defender a three-game ban
- Leeds have been unsuccessful in their appeal against Pascal Struijk’s red card
- The defender was sent off for a challenge that dislocated Harvey Elliott’s ankle
- Liverpool teenager had successful surgery for the injury earlier this week
- Struijk now misses games against Newcastle, Fulham and West Ham
Pascal Struijk’s red card for his tackle on Harvey Elliott has been confirmed after Leeds’ appeal against the decision was unsuccessful.
The Liverpool midfielder suffered a dislocated ankle after the challenge and underwent surgery on Tuesday.
Elliott took to Instagram and insisted that Struijk was not to blame for his injury and that the Leeds defender did not deserve to be sent off.
Pascal Struijk’s red card has been confirmed after Leeds were unsuccessful in their profession
Harvey Elliott dislocated his ankle during the challenge and had surgery on Tuesday
The 18-year-old wrote: ‘It wasn’t his fault, whatever!
“It wasn’t a red card either, it was a freak accident, but things like this happen in football. I come back 100% stronger. Thanks for all the support.’
Due to the three-match suspension, Struijk will miss the trip from Leeds to Newcastle on Friday, the Carabao Cup tie in Fulham four days later and the home game with West Ham the following Saturday.
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