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Former Leeds United MD acquitted over offensive tweet

The former managing director of Leeds United has been acquitted in Dubai of criminal charges relating to a tweet.

Former managing director of Leeds United David Haigh Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

David Haigh has said he hopes to be reunited with his family for Easter after spending nearly two years in custody in The United Arab Emirates.

Mr Haigh was due to be released in November last year after being convicted of fraud, but was charged with a further offence of slander in relation to comments made on Twitter while he was in jail.

He will now be freed after being in custody since May 2014.

David is delighted that the nightmare of almost two years in jail, which began when he was tricked into flying to Dubai on the pretext of being offered a new job, is now coming to an end.

David now hopes to be reunited with his family in the UK for Easter. He will have more to say then."

– Ian Monk, David Haigh' spokesman

'Time to go Massimo' group stage another protest at Leeds United

There has been another demonstration against Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino this afternoon.

The time to go Massimo group paid for a video screen outside Elland road stadium in a council owned car park urging for him to sell the club.

Meanwhile there was also a counter protest held outside the ground.


Evans rules out loan signings

Head coach Steve Evans

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has distanced himself from making any new signings with the emergency loan transfer window set to shut next week.

The whites were linked with a move for Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty. The Norwich striker has been a long term target for the club but Evans insists his team's recent upsurge in form is making it difficult for him to justify pushing for a deal

Are we still in the market for players while the loan window's open? We're always looking for players but I will be doing the boys who are playing at the minute a disservice. I've got such a strong team in there and I've got to look at those players first.

– Leeds United head coach Steve Eva

MP's speculation over ownership of Leeds United

The MP John Mann has joined the speculation over the ownership of Leeds United, claming that a “second person with money” is keen to buy the club.

Leeds-born Mr Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, tweeted the news last night, adding that the price was a stumbling block.

But he did not name either the first or the second potential buyer. He also said current owner Massimo Cellino had overpaid for the club.

Leeds Utd fans stage protest against Massimo Cellino

Before yesterday's game against Bolton Wanderers a number of Leeds United fans staged a protest against the club's owner Massimo Cellino outside Elland Road stadium.

The "Time to go Massimo" group held a fake funeral procession with a number of fans carrying a coffin, which carried the Leeds United colours and an inscription "1919-2016". Leeds United were formed in 1919.

The group had also paid for a plane to fly over the stadium with the message "Time to go Massimo" attached.

Spokesperson for the "Time to go Massimo" group Tom Banks made a speech outside the ground.


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