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Gaetano Berardi has suspension overturned after horrendous red card decision against Millwall.

Everyone (who isn’t a Millwall fan) has condemned the decision from James Linington and this is more justification of our anger.

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An independent commission has removed Gaetano Berardi’s suspension after the Switzerland defender was sent off against Millwall FC.

Referee James Linington was criticised throughout the media and by ex-officials for his decision to send Berardi off for “denying a goalscoring opportunity” despite: 1) Berardi making no contact with Millwall striker Tom Daley Bradshaw and 2) Kalvin Phillips being in a good position as a covering defender.

Obviously the damage was done on Saturday as, although there are no guarantees Leeds would have got a result, the early red card caused Leeds United a massive problem. At least this means Berardi will be available for the home Centenary match against Birmingham City on Saturday 19th October.

The annoying news from a Leeds perspective is that Tom Bradshaw will not face action for successfully deceiving an official despite what was clearly a dive to win a penalty.