Fans group carries out new protest stunt near Elland Road

19 March 2016 02:23

The Leeds fans protesting against Massimo Cellino's ownership of the club pulled another stunt on Saturday as they broadcast a video calling for the Italian to quit.

Using a 20-metre cinema screen erected in a council-owned car park outside Elland Road, the 'Time To Go Massimo' protest group played a video outlining a number of their issues with Cellino.

The 59-year-old's ownership of Leeds has divided the West Yorkshire club's supporters ever since he bought a controlling stake in January 2014, with many unhappy at a perceived lack of investment.

Cellino has also gone through seven managers during that time, while two Football League disqualifications for tax evasion have not helped his cause. He is currently appealing the second of those bans.

'Time To Go Massimo' came together early in 2016, aimed at protesting Cellino's ownership and, funded by supporters, have raised over £7,000 to fund their actions.

Before the February 15 game with Middlesbrough the group projected a number of anti-Cellino images onto the side of Elland Road, while before the March 5 clash with Bolton they carried out a mock funeral, complete with coffin, to mark - in their eyes - the death of the club, while also flying a plane over Elland Road carrying a 'Time To Go, Massimo' banner.

Source: PA