Leeds United fans to hold protest

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Leeds United fans will, today, protest outside the Football League's head office in Preston over unfair treatment of their club.

Whites fans believe that the Football League's decision to bar Massimo Cellino as acting as an owner and director of the football club is unfair treatment. The decision is subject to an appeal.

The decision was made due to the Italian's conviction of avoiding import-tax duty on his boat. The Football League's owners and directors test disqualifies prospective owners who "have unspent convictions for offences of dishonesty."

Cellino's company Eleonora Sport owns a 75 percent share in Leeds but this has come under threat after just the latest scandal at Elland Road.

Leeds fans do seem to think that the Football League is against their club.

However reaction to the protest has been mostly negative.

Leeds' bad track record of owners has been ongoing for years. In 2011 the owner at the time, Ken Bates, labelled the Elland Road faithful "morons" for protesting against lack of investment in the team.

Off the field problems have yet again hampered United's performance on the pitch too, adding to the misery of Leeds fans.

The fallen giant have been residing outside of the Premier League since 2004, including falling into League One for a three-year spell in 2007.

The latest scandal at the club certainly hasn't helped the team yet again. Leeds currently sit just two points above the relegation zone.

They are also one of three Championship clubs who have been put under a transfer embargo alongside Blackburn and Nottingham Forest for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

Time will tell as to if the protest has any impact on the Football League's decision. Sadly for Leeds fans, like always, matters are out of their own hands.

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