When Leeds United brought in Swedish international defender Pontus Jansson on a season-long loan deal with a permanent option, it didn’t take Leeds fans long to know they had someone special.
He was all that fans wanted in a player, could have hoped for really. He is committed in every game that he plays and he plays with his heart on his sleeve. Fans clamoured for him to be signed on a permanent and have their wish from July 1 this year, a three-year deal for a fee of around €4 million.
As uncompromising as he is on the field, Jansson also proved just as uncompromising off it too with more than stern words for a Facebook impersonator. According to Swedish publication Expressen, a Facebook imposter is trading on Jansson’s name and popularity in some sort of scam aimed at garnering financial gain.
Expressen state that a Facebook post purporting to be from the Leeds United defender appeared on the social media site as a collection for what the Swedish media site called “sick children’s right to health care and education.”
Not only was Jansson surprised that his name was being linked with this appeal, but he also had some very strong words for whoever was behind it. The popular Swedish defender said: “I have no idea who runs that side. I have nothing to do with it anyway.”
Jansson went on to offer a chilling word of warning for the person behind the alleged scam telling them: “This is sick. Had I known who it was that he [would have] had a skull on his face.”
The popular Leeds United defender has been back in his native Sweden since the Whites finished their season in a disappointing 7th place in the Championship, where he has been maintaining his fitness with former club Malmo.