Jesse Marsch has seen red in more ways than one after being sent off in Leeds’ defeat to Brentford.
The American head coach was furious when Crysencio Summerville was denied a penalty following a push from Aaron Hickey during their 5-2 defeat at the Gtech Community Stadium.
With the score at 3-1 to the Bees at the time, a penalty would have seen Leeds given a potential route back into the match and after Rob Jones deemed that no foul was made, Marsch was fuming.
Reporting fortalkSPORTGameday Live, James Fielden said: “It’s all kicking off here.
“Leeds, in my opinion, should have had a penalty and that’s Jesse Marsch’s opinion as well. He was on the pitch and was screaming at the referee.
“He was running down the touchline and pointing at the VAR screen and asking the referee to look at it, he was even moving the linesman out of the way and unsurprisingly the referee, Rob Jones, has come across and shoved a red card in his face.
“He’s stropping and moaning and walking down the tunnel, and I have to say, I sympathise with him because on the replays we’ve seen, Summerville looks like he was fouled inside the box.
“It was right in front of the Leeds fans, they were up in arms.
“Marsch has paid the penalty. He’s got to keep his calm, but you can understand why he was upset.”
While replays suggest that Marsch and Leeds may have the right to be frustrated by the decision, Brentford couldn’t resist aiming a jibe at the American head coach when they took to social media.
They tweeted: “Jesse Marsch has spent more time on the pitch than in his technical area this afternoon.
“He’s now spending the rest of the afternoon in the stands as he’s sent off.”
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