Bowyer hit with Uefa charge
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The hot-headed Whites midfielder upended Gerardo, for which he was booked, but seconds later appeared to stamp on the Malaga man`s head.
Bowyer admitted 'stepping on' Gerardo, and Whites boss Terry Venables said the player had to 'take what was coming to him'.
The former Charlton man was axed for Monday`s win over Bolton, being an unused substitute, and he now faces more misery with a Uefa charge hanging over his head.
A Uefa statement said that disciplinary proceedings had been instigated following a viewing of video evidence.
European football`s governing body added that the case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control and Disciplinary team on Wednesday, January 8.
Bowyer is almost certain to receive a suspension, but with Leeds out of Europe, following defeat to Malaga, any ban will not take effect until next season.
This may have little impact on Leeds, as Bowyer has been one of the players linked with the Elland Road exit door.
Meanwhile, Jamie McMaster has returned to Elland Road after his loan spell at Coventry was cut short by injury.