Furious fans threaten to 'invade' country in row over Leeds United target Bjarnason

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Pescara fans are unhappy with Iceland's actions over Leeds United linked midfielder Birkir Bjarnason.

Fans of Italian club Pescara have been venting their anger at the country of Iceland after their own promotion challenge fell short.

Pescara could only draw with Bologna in the deciding play-off, which saw them remain in Serie B as a result, and the absence of Birkir Bjarnason was seen as a key factor.

Bjarnason, linked by the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio to Leeds United earlier this month, had scored 10 goals this season from midfield, but was made unavailable after Iceland called him into their international squad.

Pescara had pleaded for flexibility regarding Tuesday's play-off, considering Iceland do not play until Friday, even offering to fly him there by private jet after the game, but Iceland would not relent.

Furious at seeing their promotion challenge derailed, Pescara fans have launched what Italian newspaper Tuttosport describes as a 'cyber attack' on Iceland.

Fans have flooded the Facebook page of the Football Association of Iceland, expressing their anger and even threatening to 'invade' the country, and roast those responsible on their own volcano.

The damage to their own season is of course done, and there is no guarantee they will ever see Bjarnason in a Pescara shirt again.

The 27-year-old is a free agent this summer, and the possibilty of linking up with former Viking boss Uwe Rosler at Leeds could be a tempting one, while his performances have also seen him linked with Serie A side Palermo, as report CalcioWeb.

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