Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff has told talkSPORT that he was left angered by some of the tackles Leeds players put in during their 2-0 victory at the Madejski Stadium.
Zac Thompson received a red card early in the first half for the Whites but that didn’t stop Michael Brown and Danny Pugh throwing themselves into dangerous challenges.
And McAnuff, who believes team-mate Jem Karacan may have injured his ankle as a result, believes the referee allowed the game to get out of control.
“I thought a few of the tackles were pretty reckless, he told Kick Off. “We’ve just had a bit of news through that Jem Karacan had a bad knock on his ankle and I think it could be broken, and I don’t even think there was a free-kick given for that challenge.
“That was just one of many and I think it was a dangerous precedent to set really when the referee doesn’t given any fouls early on. It got a little bit out of control.
“We tried to not get too involved in those tactics but it is difficult when yourself and your team-mates are getting literally chopped down. There were some very high and some very dangerous tackles.
“You don’t mind a fair honest tackle but when they’re the ones putting players in danger, like the one today that’s happened on Jem Karacan, then you’re angry. Some of the tackles leave a sour taste in the mouth.”