It’s now been over a week since Leeds hosted Brentford in the Championship at Elland Road. The eventful 12:30 kick off was marred by controversy. A blatant Ollie Watkins dive won the Bees a penalty before Sergi Canos was seen headbutting Ezgjan Alioski, then after the game whilst still on the pitch, Pontus Jansson accused the referee of ‘robbery’ in his post-match interview.
Not a surprise that Jansson's been charged. You don't tend to get away with comments like that about officials. Problem is, a lot of people felt the Canos incident should have been clear cut. Hard to understand how that went in his favour.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 15, 2018
Of those three incidents, only one of them has been punished retrospectively and you can bet your last pound that it’s the Leeds man. Jansson’s post-match comments were always going to get charged and now it looks like he’ll be facing a fine from the FA, although at least he should avoid a ban. Meanwhile, the fans are fuming at the FA’s inconsistencies seeing as both Canos and Watkins have avoided any kind of punishment.
The Whites are of the opinion that had Canos or Watkins been wearing the Leeds badge on their chest whilst diving or throwing a headbutt then they would both be hit with fines and bans. This has led to a lot of supporters claiming that there is a massive anti-Leeds bias amongst the blazers at the FA and the EFL and it’s a matter that they’re not prepared to drop, most Leeds fans believe that officials are out to get them and until they see any proof otherwise then they’ll only continuing with their moaning.
You can read the livid Leeds fans’ thoughts on the Jansson ruling here:
As Anti Leeds as it can get
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) October 15, 2018
Yet again #lufc #efl #fa haul a Leeds player over the coals and yet punishment for the opposition is dismissed. Absolute disgrace and shows the powers that be will try and punish us and ignore any wrong doing by the opposition
— Kev Charlesworth (@leedsutd_exile) October 15, 2018
— Carl houseman (@HousemanCarl) October 15, 2018
Quite simple Phil. If he plays for Leeds it's a punishment. If he doesn't then no further action.
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) October 15, 2018
its either 1 of 2 things, they are either corrupt, or they are incompetent. Either means they arent fit for purpose.
— Steve #IAmSoldierX (@Yorkie6013) October 15, 2018
Isn’t assault a criminal act anymore? If that was Saiz it would have been a six match ban, just saying!
— DannylufcOsborne (@Kingdanny30) 15 October 2018
Was it hard to see such an inept refereeing display at the game? I'm still scratching my head at the decision to not send their left back off.
— joseph atkinson (@deakko7) October 15, 2018
Unbelievable inconsistency. I can tolerate punishment for wrong doing, but fairness and equality has to be shown and made transparent! This just fuels bad feeling, and it’s completely unnecessary considering the obvious act by Canos
— David Vickers (@SlickVick66) October 15, 2018
The Whites are fuming with the Jansson ruling and will be desperate to see justice done if any similar incidents happen against their side.
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