Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has sent out an emotional message on Twitter to the fans and his teammates for their support.
His tweet read:
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) October 25, 2018
The defender has been banned for one match following his comments about the referee after the Brentford game. Leeds were on the receiving end of some poor decisions and Jansson reacted to that in his post-match interview.
The Swedish defender has been a key player for Marcelo Bielsa so far and he will be missed when Leeds United take on Ipswich Town.
Jansson will return to the lineup against Nottingham Forest.
There is no doubt that the standard of officiating was quite poor in the game against Brentford but professional footballers are expected to conduct themselves better.
This will be a learning curve for the Leeds defender and he will return with more calmness and composure now.
Leeds’s official statement also clarified that the player regrets his response. He also understands his responsibilities and the standards the FA and Leeds United hold him to.
Here is how the fans reacted to his message on Twitter.
Saturday will be sweet when you slam that ball into the net from a screaming ballistic missile of a header!
When you celebrate…just don’t reveal a T Shirt with a big EFL F*** Y** sign underneath your lufc top! ?
— Leodis74 #FBPE (@leodis74) October 25, 2018
That’s what our club is all about mate, Leeds United is exactly that… United. Matching on together. Love you, Pontus!
— Ashley Weatherill (@AshWeatherill1) October 25, 2018
We are all behind you we are all one big family MOT
— John paul jones (@Johnleeds77) October 25, 2018
Brill. Save this tweet to remind you when other clubs come knocking in the summer. MOT
— Ben Levene (@bennyboyyorks) October 25, 2018
Wow what a beautiful thing to say about our football club Pontus love works both ways #MOT ?
— Pete’s Leeds? ???362 miles of ITK ?? (@BadgeSmiley) October 25, 2018
Go Pontus – you’re Leeds and you are proud of it. Love you Jansson
— Joanne Bridgeman (@jostaffswhite) October 25, 2018
Already a legend here at LUFC thanks for everything so far bigman
— Lucas (@AL10SKI) October 25, 2018
Carry on believing Pontus, we are the best fans in the world. #MOT
— Gary Conway (@gncon2) October 25, 2018
Legend of a man! You’re up there with the best at Elland Road. ??
— TR (@telraff76) October 25, 2018