In life, honesty is often in short supply when it comes to sport and deceit is often seen as acceptable to some degree.
It was what he perceived as deceit that Pontus Jansson responded to, and responded with some colour added to the black and white of his word choices.
He’d just scored this goal (below) to bring Leeds United level at the death and ensure a hard-fought point against a dangerous Brentford side.
😍 That delivery
👌 That header
👏 That celebration pic.twitter.com/6ISTCbM958
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 6, 2018
But it wasn’t his reaction immediately afterwards that is almost certainly going to land Pontus Jansson in hot water, it was what he said on Sky Sports, and live (below), that will have the FA on the blower.
Absolutely love the honestly for Jansson. Just say it how it is lad! 🎩💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/kL2gdLNmhz
— Rich (Gibbo) Gibson (@GibricMOT) October 6, 2018
When asked to sum up his feelings after he’d equalised, Jansson said: “Nothing. Feels s**t to be fair.” Asked by the Sky Sports interviewer to mind his language, Jansson was straight back on the straight-talking offensive.
He instantly responded with: “No, no, no I don’t care. This is a robbery from the referee so it feels bad.” Asked if he was not happy with the referee’s performance, Jansson replied: “You think I should be, huh? No chance!”
Jansson was commenting after the match official had awarded Brentford a ‘soft’ penalty earlier in the second-half, one that now 10-goal Neal Maupay converted.
It is a comment that is likely to land the popular Swede in hot water with the authorities, but it’s definitely lit a fire under the Leeds United fans over on Twitter. Here’s a little of what they had to say:
Pontus Jansson said shit, how the hell is that a foul mouth tirade? Get a grip ffs #lufc
— A Nut that may contain traces of Clare Smith (@nuttybird68) October 6, 2018
— weststand cowboy (@manilvablanco) October 6, 2018
Pontus Jansson what a man
— albin the albino (@50ShadesOfHendo) October 6, 2018
No mate. Sorting out house moves. Sounds like Jansson wasn’t happy with the ref. Dropping an ‘s’ bomb on Sky 😂
— Matt Lumsden (@mattlumsdenBCFC) October 6, 2018
— Andrew Hirst (@hirstyboy98) October 6, 2018
He swears when he wants Pontus jansson he swears when he wants !!
— Mitch (@13mitchJames) October 6, 2018
Canos will get a ban…jansson will get fined for being honest but Watkins got a penalty for being dishonest…..
— Adam Barlow (@AdamPaulBarlow) October 6, 2018