Leeds United’s top of the table clash with Cardiff City could not have gone worse, losing 3-1 away from home.
Defender Liam Cooper was red carded in the first half, making their chances of a fightback extremely difficult.
Cooper apologised to fans after the game, admitting he had also said sorry to his teammates.
Youngster Ronaldo Vieira was a second half substitute in the match, and made clear that the team were sticking together.
Tweet from Ronaldo Vieira
“We Win a team and lose as a team always, we’re in this all together with our fans! Thanks for the brilliant support ,get home safe ❤ MOT”
The teenager came on for summer signing Mateusz Klich, with illness putting Eunan O'Kane out of action.
Vieira has spent most of the season on the sidelines after breaking through into the first team last season.
Leeds have now lost two away league games in succession, having been defeated by Millwall prior to the Cardiff fixture.
This weekend they travel to rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who are still reeling from defeat to Sheffield United at the weekend.