When Leeds United let Pontus Jansson go last summer there was disbelief among some quarters of the Elland Road fanbase.
The Swedish defender had become a cult hero in West Yorkshire for his performances on the pitch and larger than life personality off of it.
However, he and Marcelo Bielsa never seemed to be on the same page. Last summer, with Leeds looking to bring in some extra funds and balance the books, the Argentine sanctioned his move to Championship rivals Brentford.
Leeds ended up signing little-known Brighton centre-back Ben White on loan as his replacement and the young Englishman has gone on to become a far more successful replacement than any Leeds fans would have expected.
However, Jansson has had a fairly decent season himself.
The Swede has captained Brentford to a Championship promotion battle and for a brief period, it seemed the Bees looked like catching Leeds and West Brom in the automatic promotion spot.
However, they came up short and are now battling for promotion via the dreaded play-offs.
Last season, Jansson was left distraught and alone on the Elland Road pitch after Leeds were dumped out by Derby County.
His error almost cost his new side similarly.
With Brentford 3-0 up, 3-1 on aggregate, and cruising, Jansson inexplicably decided to try a backheel clearance which allowed Rhian Brewster to lob David Raya and make it a tense final 15 minutes.
However, Brentford held on and will now face Fulham or Cardiff City at Wembley.
But Leeds fans were quick to react to the moment, suggesting that this proved another exhibit in the evidence file that suggests Bielsa made the right call with the divisive Swede.
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) July 29, 2020
Pontus Jansson making a mistake and proceeding to blame everyone but himself is peak Pontus Jansson
— Jake (C) (@JakeLUFC_) July 29, 2020
the fact that jansson was a cult hero really blinded us and made us think he was a lot better than he actually was, we saw this season we looked loads better without him #lufc
— (c) Kian ?? (@kianlufc) July 29, 2020
My god that was funny from Jansson. Loved seeing him trying to blame it on someone else ???
— PaulLUFC ? (@PaulLUFC1919) July 29, 2020
Jansson blaming other people for his error??? Surely not
— JT ? (@lufc_) July 29, 2020
Pontus Jansson. Totally his fault. Blaming team mates. He was also the only Leeds player who tried to stop Villa scoring when Bielsa told his team to let them score. I dislike him. That’s all I’ll l say. But I want brentford promoted. Question his character ? #BrentfordFC #lufc
— Daire (@Dairachel1) July 29, 2020
Very Pontus Jansson to blame someone else there.
— (C)oel?? (@LUFC_Brammers) July 29, 2020
Jansson in big games again ?
— Jacob (@LufcJacob10) July 29, 2020
— El Loco’s Army (@AllLeedsArtWe) July 29, 2020
— Gav Marshall (@TheGavner) July 29, 2020