Explained: Pontus Jansson banned by the FA, Charlie Austin escapes

Following Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Brentford last month, Pontus Jansson was banned for one-match following his criticism of the referee.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the Swedish defender accused the official of a “robbery”.

Meanwhile, Southampton’s Charlie Austin was also heavily critical of a referee last Saturday but managed to avoid charges.

Explained: Pontus Jansson banned, Charlie Austin escapes

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Whilst the FA deemed Austin’s comments ‘reasonable’, Jansson was hit with a ban and a £5k fine.

The Football Association were unhappy with the Swede swearing whilst also appearing to undermine Jeremy Simpson.

Despite netting an 88th-minute equaliser for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, the 27-year-old described his mood as “shit”.

The referee awarded Brentford a controversial penalty before failing to send off Moses Odubajo which infuriated the Elland Road support.

Read more about Charlie Austin’s incident vs Watford here.

Austin’s outburst vs Watford

Jansson responds to FA decision not to charge Austin


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