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Leeds to open internal investigation into fan's 'racist gesture' circulating on social media

Leeds will open an internal investigation Credit: PA

Leeds have opened an internal investigation after video footage of a fan making alleged racist gestures was circulated on social media.

The video was posted by QPR supporters after their side's midweek win against Leeds at Loftus Road.

"The club are aware of a video circulating on social media from our Sky Bet Championship fixture against QPR on Tuesday evening," Leeds said in a statement.

"An investigation is now underway to identify those involved.

"Racism will absolutely not be tolerated by Leeds United and anyone found to be racially abusive will be banned from attending all games indefinitely."

Leeds missed out on a return to the top of the table after losing the game 1-0, while QPR halted a run of seven straight league defeats.

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Leeds sell minority stake of club to San Francisco 49ers' investment group

Leeds have sold a minority stake in the club to the San Francisco 49ers' investment group. Credit: PA

Leeds have sold a minority stake in the club to the San Francisco 49ers' investment group.

Reports say the NFL franchise have invested £10million in the Sky Bet Championship side.

"This strategic partnership enables Leeds United to align with and gain invaluable expertise from the owners of one of the biggest global sports entities," said Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani.

"The 49ers are an innovative, successful organisation and we are delighted to have access to such a rich source of business and sporting expertise.

"This exciting partnership builds on the foundations we have laid down at the club in the last 12 months and we can assure supporters that the funds invested will go towards improving results on the pitch."

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