Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to slam Pontus Jansson, after the Leeds defender attempted to stop Albert Adomah from scoring despite the rest of his teammates accepting Marcelo Bielsa’s orders to let him score.
Leeds went ahead after Mateusz Klich opened the scoring, despite a number of Villa players stopping having expected their opponents to kick the ball out with Jonathan Kodjia down injured on the turf.
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Klich’s unsporting decision sparked fury from Dean Smith’s men, who had Anwar El Ghazi sent off amid the protestations, although unfairly as Patrick Bamford appeared to feign an injury.
Their unhappiness led to Bielsa ordering his players to give Villa an equaliser, a message that everyone seemed to accept apart from Jansson – the Swede tried to dispossess Adomah against his manager’s wishes.
As a result of that, a number of Villa fans on Twitter have been quick to criticise the 28-year-old Leeds centre-back for his lack of class…
— Greg Jones (@GJMoleman) April 28, 2019
Fair play to @LUFC and bielsa, who took the step (eventually) to right a wrong.
As for Jansson ?, no honour, no pride, no future. Karma ?♀️
— Claire ellis-m (@Claireellism2) April 28, 2019
Also, needs to be said: Pontus Jansson is an absolute disgrace to football. Shameful.#AVFC
— Tom Parker (@ThomasTParker) April 28, 2019
— Tom Anderson (@tomanderson24) April 28, 2019
What a game! Jansson was a disgrace! Villa unbeaten run continues, fantastic performance. El Gaz sending off disgrace. #AVFC
— Lakh Baddhan (@lbaddhan) April 28, 2019
Bielsa showed sportsmanship today with that decision (would have been interesting though if Leeds we’re still in race for top 2 if he would have done that) but Pontus Jansson showing again in that goal build up what a disgrace he is! Cheat #avfc
— Mike Land (@Mike_Land10) April 28, 2019
— Dan (@cratesofhippos) April 28, 2019
Well. Fair play to Bielsa. But look at Jansson. Pathetic. #avfc
— Paul B (@Sedona_Red) April 28, 2019