Republic of Ireland midfielder Eunan O'Kane blasted by Leeds fans after 'idiotic' head-butt 9 months ago

Republic of Ireland midfielder Eunan O'Kane blasted by Leeds fans after 'idiotic' head-butt

He was sent off during Leeds' 1-0 defeat to Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon.

Eunan O'Kane has come under fierce criticism from Leeds United fans after being sent off for a head-butt during their 1-0 defeat to Ipswich.

The game was scoreless but turned in the Tractor Boys' favour when the Republic of Ireland midfielder clashed with Jonas Knudsen in the 37th-minute.

Referee Robert Jones was left with no option but to brandish a straight red for O'Kane after he head-butted the defender, and his dismissal sparked an angry response from his own fans.

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Although it's not a game O'Kane will remember fondly, the 27-year-old has been one Leeds' most consistent performers in the Championship this season.

The former Bournemouth man, who has seven Ireland caps to his name, now faces a three-match suspension.