Leeds United defender Potnus Jansson has reacted angrily to attempts to use his name on Facebook for financial gain. An account named the Pontus Jansson Foundation has been created claiming to help a sick child, but the player has denied any involvement.
Speaking to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Jansson confirmed the Facebook account has nothing to do with him, and he believes it’s just a desperate way to make money using his name. The Sweden international went on to say if he catches up with those responsible then he would deal with them in his own way.
“I have no idea who runs that site. I have nothing to do with it anyway. This is sick. If I’d known who it was they’d get a skull in their face,” said the Leeds United star.
When asked if he’d contacted the police, Jansson explained “No, but I’ll have to do it. Someone told me that it was already reported to the police but that I had to sign it off myself to start a process. I’ll have to call the police and see what they say.”
Jansson is currently training with his former club Malmo as he looks to maintain his fitness ahead of Sweden’s crucial game with France next month.
The 26 year old defender had been hoping to go through the play-offs with Leeds United, but a poor end to the season from Garry Monk’s men saw the club slip out of contention.