Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has been charged by the Football Association for his “robbery” comments following their Championship draw with Brentford earlier this month.
Jansson swore during a live interview with Sky Sports after feeling frustrated at the referee’s decision to award Brentford a controversial second half penalty.
Jansson’s interview. So Leeds it hurts. pic.twitter.com/b5RrBjeJWd
— I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) October 6, 2018
The ref also sent off Leeds United’s Luke Ayling, but didn’t show a second yellow card to Brentford’s Moses Odubajo for a similar challenge.
Leeds fans are left reeling on social media after finding out that Brentford midfielder Sergi Canos would not be banned after appearing to ‘headbutt’ Ezgjan Alioski.
— Aleks (@Aleks_LUFC) October 6, 2018
The FA have also asked Leeds to state their observations on their supporters throwing coins from the South Stand at Neal Maupay after he scored the penalty.
An FA statement said: “Leeds United’s Pontus Jansson has been charged following the game against Brentford on 06/10/18.”
“It is alleged his comments in a post-match interview were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute. He has until 6pm on 17/10/18 to respond.”
Expressen reported what Jansson made of the FA charge in his press conference: “I was forced to apologise. It’s clear you must lead by example. But I didn’t think what I said was a big thing, if I’m honest. There are many emotions and I am a player who plays with a lot of emotion. Then things can happen sometimes.”
Leeds fans took to social media to vent their anger at not just the referee but the FA for their decisions, with many questioned why they used didn’t use video evidence for Canos’ headbutt but did for Jansson’s interview – check out those tweets on the next page.
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