Leeds star gives away ‘highest handball’ ever seen to leave fans astonished

Leeds star Junior Firpo left fans stunned after he conceded the "highest handball" they'd ever seen in their 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

The left-back had a nightmare showing in the early Premier League kick-off on Saturday (May 13) afternoon. He was given his marching orders in stoppage time at the end of the game after being shown a second yellow card by referee Simon Hooper.

But before that, his handball gave Newcastle their second penalty of the game, with Callum Wilson converting both. Firpo had raised his arm straight above his head as Joe Willock's cross was floated into the box.

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It looked like he was claiming a foul off Alexander Isak, but after checking the VAR monitor, Hooper pointed to the spot. Firpo was fortunate to not be shown red at that point, having already been booked minutes before.

Fans couldn't believe what he'd done with one tweeting: "I think this is the highest handball I’ve ever seen." A second echoed: "Probably the highest handball I’ve ever seen."

"If you didn’t know the shirts you could be excused for thinking this was a still from a basketball game," joked a third, while a fourth commented: "Looks like he's playing volleyball."

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A fifth wrote: "Not volleyball kid. Clear penalty." A sixth exclaimed: "WTF is his hand that high for. Jeez." And a seventh said: "Bruh forgot which sport he was playing."

Despite conceding two penalties, relegation-threatened Leeds will be kicking themselves they only took one point – as Patrick Bamford also had a chance from 12 yards which Nick Pope saved.

The hosts were leading 1-0 at the time thanks to Luke Ayling's early goal but saw the game flipped on its head after Wilson's brace either side of half-time. Rasmus Kristensen's deflected volley rescued a draw.


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