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Leeds United fans furious with the EFL following Jansson ban

Leeds United will be without defender Pontus Jansson after The FA made the call to ban the Swede for one match.

The suspension rules the 27-year-old out of Leeds’ Championship clash with Ipswich Town on Wednesday night, while also handing Jansson a £1,000 fine for his comments to Sky Sports directed at the referee.

In an emotional display straight after the final whistle of his side’s one-all draw with Brentford, the Leeds regular described the result as robbery. “This was a robbery from the referee so it feels bad. Do you think it should be happy? No chance.”

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Despite there being some truth in his words, after the referee failed to send Moses Odubajo off and awarded Brentford a dubious penalty, the FA looked dimly on the player’s comments amidst the ongoing push for respect for referees.

Leeds, meanwhile, certainly are not overly happy about the decision. In the club’s announcement that they would not be appealing the ban, they said: “the club sees no value in making an appeal.”

“All parties agree that the language used by Pontus in his flash interview after the game was inappropriate, however we also feel that a warning or a fine would have been a fairer outcome, especially given the following mitigating circumstances which we outlined to the FA in a letter following the charge.”

While the Whites may not see any point in making an appeal, fans of the Elland Road outfit certainly took frustration in the timing of the suspension, after the defender who had equalised against Brentford was travelling back from the birth of his daughter.

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