Bielsa’s sportsmanlike call was commendable, but it’s all avoided if teams play to the whistle

Bielsa’s sportsmanlike call was commendable, but it’s all avoided if teams play to the whistle

Play to the whistle. It’s one of the most common phrases uttered in most young footballers’ careers, but rarely does it have so much relevance as in Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend.

After Jonathan Kodjia went down under an innocuous-looking coming together with Leeds defender Liam Cooper, Aston Villa looked to their opponents to put the ball out of play.

However, they didn’t.

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