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“You just cant tackle nowadays” Football reacts to Liam Cooper red card against Man City

“You just cant tackle nowadays” Football reacts to Liam Cooper red card against Man City

Cooper sent off

With the game poised at 1-0 to Leeds United against Manchester City, Marcelo Bielsa’s captain Liam Cooper was sent off for a tackle described as ‘reckless’ on Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus.

Initially given a yellow card for the challenge, referee Andre Mariner went over to the VAR monitor where he assessed the incident in slow motion and decided to change his mind with the advice from Stockley Park and send off the Leeds defender.

The BT Sport referee pundit Peter Walton initially said he felt that the yellow given was the correct choice but quickly said that ‘by the letter of the law’ he could understand why the decision had been overturned.

‘You cant tackle anymore’

Social media exploded with frustration at the decision. Many claiming how they felt that the fact Cooper got the ball absolved him of whatever followed.

However, many were quick to point out that whilst Cooper won the ball, the tackle was reckless enough to warrant the sending off.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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