Leeds United were expected to steamroller Luton Town on Tuesday evening at Elland Road. It was a game which pitched the leaders against the basement outfit. Leeds were coming into the game on the back of an imperious 3-0 shutout of Fulham that re-established their dominance at the top.
However, that didn’t prove to be a case and a stoic, resolute Hatters outfit held their ground and even had the audacity to take the lead. After that, they didn’t deviate from their gameplan and held firm as the Leeds storm battered at them.
Leeds did equalise through Stuart Dallas pretty early in the second-half but they couldn’t find a winning goal to round things off. That result meant that the Hatters are unbeaten over their last six games.
However, the excitement on the pitch was only the main course for some events at the final whistle that created what the French call a ‘contretemps.’ However, this disagreement was in Spanish, not French.
Apparently Jones has said something in Spanish to Hernandez and he hasn't taken too kindly to it. Orta understood it and didn't like it either. #lufc
— Beren Cross (@BerenCross) June 30, 2020
Jones apologised for what he said, the Yorkshire Evening Post quoting this:
“We had a little bit of an argument in his native tongue and I just wanted to show him I could speak Spanish. I probably said something I shouldn’t have in Spanish but I apologised. It was nothing malicious or anything and I wanted to make sure that I spoke to him because it was my fault.”
However, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the apology itself would be enough, they often are for misunderstandings. Yet, a link to a discussion on The Phil Hay Show adds a different reflection on matters:
As it stands, until Jones is pushed on this point, the EXACT words that he said, then it remains unfounded conjecture. However, if that is the accusation being put out there then it needs to be put to Nathan Jones and he needs to answer it.
The words that are allegedly said to have been spoken by Jones are strong enough an insult in English, but in Spanish, the wording is different even if the sentiment remains the same. From the English, the ‘b’ word is removed and the Spanish word placed in there is much stronger.
Without going into too much detail at the risk of causing offence, but no-one wants their mother being called one of those. If that is what has been said, then Leeds United MUST demand that Nathan Jones answers and is punished.
Jones has said he’s sorry, end of.
Needs a proper punishment.