Dele Alli's representatives say star was tricked into making anti-Cellino video

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Dele Alli's agent has claimed the Spurs star was tricked into making a video calling for Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino to quit.

The video, which has been doing the rounds since Wednesday, features Premier League stars Jack Wilshere, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Mesut Ozil. 

Time to go, Massimo?

The Arsenal and Spurs stars are seen saying "time to go, Massimo", the slogan of anti-Cellino Leeds fans, who have been calling for the controversial owner to walk away from Elland Road. 


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Quite what his ownership of Leeds has to do with either of the north London clubs is unclear, but Alli's representatives have responded to criticism aimed at the players with an explanation - they were duped into making the clip, which you can watch here: 

Video courts controversy 

It is unclear why or how Alli was tricked, but an educated guess would suggest that Alli was not aware who 'Massimo' was referring to. 

There will always be doubters, however, who will be sceptical about whether the players did indeed know what they were doing all along. 

Cellino is never far from the spotlight, but his running of Leeds is under particularly heavy fire right now. 

His son Edoardo Cellino has been suspended from football-related activities for three games and fined by the FA for using improper language deemed offensive to people with disabilities. 

Alli's fine season

Nonetheless, it seemed surprising that the four Premier League stars would get involved in the campaign for Cellino's removal, and Alli's agents have therefore intervened. 

The Spurs starlet's reputation is so far unblemished after a fantastic debut season in the top flight. 

Alli knows only too well how quickly videos can go viral, after teammate Eric Dier hilariously tweeted the midfielder's horror miss against Stoke. 

Do you think the Premier League stars knew what the video was about? Have your say in the comments.

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