Daniel James was given a straight red for a reckless challenge in the 24th minute on Mateo Kovacic during Leeds United’s encounter with Chelsea on Wednesday, May 11. Most fans aren’t disagreeing with the decision.Kovacic had control of the ball before James went sliding in and although he got the ball, his studs went into the Croatian midfielder
Referee Anthony Taylor took no time in brandishing a red card and he was well placed to see the awful tackle.Fans have defended the decision with Chelsea already 1-0 up and Leeds now having a mountain to climb.Mason Mount’s exquisite strike in the fourth minute following good play from Reece James put the Blues in the driving seat.
Daniel James’ sending off has only made matters worse for Jesse Marsch’s side, who are in deep trouble in the bottom half of the table. They started the match in 18th place, and even a single point would see them surpass Burnley into the safe zone.Here are some reactions on Twitter to the challenge and sending off that has led to Kovacic having to be substituted:
Dan James that’s disgusting! What a bad player 💩💩💩💩
— blackmore (@ReeceBlackmore) May 11, 2022
Dan James is such an idiot
— Will 🇺🇸 (@LFCFanWill) May 11, 2022
Dan James should never be allowed to play football again
— Ehsan (@LampsFIFA) May 11, 2022
Dan James what a prick. Disgusting challenge. Leg breaker
— Chris (@CFCChris3) May 11, 2022
“What a prick, disgusting challenge” “Should never be allowed to play football again” – Chelsea fans slam Dan James. Here’s why!