Players from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have seemingly stood together to back a Leeds United fan campaign that wants owner Massimo Cellino out of Elland Road.
Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil are joined by title-chasing Spurs stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli in saying: “Time to go, Massimo”, in a video which has gone viral.
— WhiteLeeds (@WhiteLeedsSite) April 20, 2016
It is clear that the Premier League quartet are saying the slogan, although Twitter page @WhiteLeedsSite does not offer any evidence that they knew the exact context behind it.
However, one would assume that, the English trio at least, are aware of the situation involving Cellino at the Championship club, and the unhappiness of the majority of Leeds fans.
TV presenters Ant & Dec and Eastenders actor Adam Woodyatt are other celebrities appearing to show their support to the Time to go, Massimo cause, on the same Twitter page.
Chaos has followed Cellino since his takeover of Leeds in 2014. He has fired five head coaches, and is currently on his sixth – Steve Evans, who has been in charge since October.
And the controversial Italian is appealing a second Football League disqualification after a tax evasion charge meant that he failed the Football League Owners’ and Directors’ Test.
According to The Independent, fan group Time To Go Massimo have paid for protests such as a mock funeral, and anti-Cellino banners to be hung around Elland Road and Leeds city centre.
Whether it was indeed a rare shown of North London unity, or an unintentional pledge of support to an unknown cause, Wilshere, Kane, Alli and Ozil have certainly brought the group to light.
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