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Leeds United fans react to Bielsa siding with the referee over Jansson comments

Leeds United fans react to Bielsa siding with the referee over Jansson comments

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has sided and shown empathy towards with referee Jeremy Simpson rather than agreeing with his defender Pontus Jansson, who, when asked about the decisions during Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Brentford, accused Simpson of “robbery” in an on-field interview with SkySports after the game.

Jansson was charged by the FA earlier this week and he is likely to escape punishment and just be dealt with fine. Bielsa was very understanding of Simpson’s role as he said (via the YEP): “His task is very difficult and if we understand the role of the referee then we will help him.”

Let’s see what Leeds fans make of the contrasting views of the referee.

One Leeds fan felt Bielsa was wrong to side with the referee whereas another fan saw the other side of the argument.

Numerous other Leeds fans felt he was in the right and that it could work in their favour on the weekend too.

One fan did feel that despite his love for their manager, he couldn’t help but disagree with the standard of officiating on show.

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