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Leeds United Fans Tear Into Eunan O'Kane After First-Half Red Card

Leeds United Fans Tear Into Eunan O'Kane After First-Half Red Card

After last night's 0-0 draw in the Steel City derby between Sheffield United and Wednesday, Leeds United knew that a win against Ipswich Town today would send them into the playoff positions.

With their strong start to the season descending into a series of more frustrating results, last weekend's disappointing loss to Newport County in the FA Cup hasn't hampered the belief amongst Leeds fans that a long-awaited return to the Premier League is on the cards.

Eunan O'Kane has been near ever-present in the Leeds midfield this season. With 7 international caps for Ireland to his name, the Northern Irish born O'Kane was perhaps a bit over-excited going into today's game.

With so much on the line, O'Kane last scarcely more than half an hour at Portman Road before being sent off with a straight red card. Having been on top up until then, Leeds would go on to lose 1-0, a wonderful strike from Bersant Celina giving Mick McCarthy's side the three points.

Although some suspected it had been a head-butt from O'Kane, it would seem that a shove was more likely from O'Kane. Whatever the reality, Leeds fans were fairly merciless in their condemnation of the Irish midfielder.

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In need of a friendly face perhaps, O'Kane can be seen appealing to the good nature of his international team-mate and Ipswich player, David McGoldrick.

You can watch the contentious incident play out below.

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