Looks like the bridges have been well and truly burned.
After all the fuss and feathers that surrounded Pontus Jansson’s move to Brentford, it looks as though the £5.5m man is doing everything in his power to wipe away any good feelings that Leeds fans had left towards him.
Speaking to the media having now settled into his new club, Jansson spoke about the feelings he still had for his former team. Or lack thereof, depending on how you read it.
He said: “It was a lot of emotions but it ended well and I have good relations with the club… I love Leeds but when I play them on the pitch I will hate them.”
It appears as though the Elland Road faithful aren’t quite falling for that last sentiment, with a lot of them taking to Twitter to basically laugh off the idea that the big Swede is this somehow tougher than tough man.
Maybe he was just doing this to show how committed he is to his new club, but he still could have addressed it a different way…
???????????????? boring. He always tried to play the hard man but when the going got tough he was nowhere to be seen.
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) July 18, 2019
Oooooooo look at me I hate teams I play
— Aaron (@Iufcaaron) July 18, 2019
— Pooky (@Scoobydiwopwop) July 18, 2019
Why does he always act so hard yet he’s down on the floor every game ?
— Luke Fella (@luke_fella) July 18, 2019
you’ll go missing injured if we start winning
— JACK (@JXCKLUFC) July 18, 2019
Troubled individual who’s ego ruined his career.
— Recon (@llReconll) July 18, 2019
— Charlie ????️rock (@CharIieBrock) July 18, 2019
He’s always talked too much, his biggest problem, said we would “do it” for Douglas when he got injured, got banned for an interview and always talking tough. Good player though
— Alex (@Bazzbawls) July 18, 2019
This isn’t the first time that Jansson has said comments to incite the Leeds fanbase. After he first joined Brentford he spoke to the official club channel about how his move came about, with Leeds fans not believing a word he says.