Leeds United fans have posted a video on Twitter that shows four Premier League stars apparently saying: “Time to go Massimo.”
The video, posted by the account @WhiteLeedsSite, features Jack Wilshere, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli and also Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil all saying the four-word phrase.
The quartet are all shown in videos saying the slogan, although the clip in its entirety is just 10 seconds long and there is no context and most definitely nothing to suggest that the four players knew it had anything to do with the Leeds chairman.
The fans’ group ‘Time to go Massimo’, whose aim is to “rid the club of Massimo Cellino’s toxic ownership” has campaigned against the Italian all season holding protests outside Elland Road and in Leeds city centre, flying planes over Elland Road, placing posters outside the club and projecting images of their campaign on the Elland Road stands.
— WhiteLeeds (@WhiteLeedsSite) April 20, 2016
Funded by unhappy supporters, they have also staged of a mock funeral for the club and placed posters at bus stops, as they bid to get the controversial owner to leave the Championship club.
Cellino initially claimed he would sell his majority share in the club to the fans’ group in November last year, but he quickly made a U-turn on that decision.
He later responded to the fans and labelled them “kids in a sweet shop”.
“They talk too much. It is too dangerous, this kind of publicity. They say a lot of fairytales. They really are like kids in a sweet shop,” he told the Yorkshire Post in November
The ‘Time to go Massimo’ group later claimed they did not have anything to do with the video and that @WhiteLeedsSite were wholly responsible.
Regarding THAT video: We didn’t pay, or ask anyone to do it. It was all done by @WhiteLeedsSite. We were all as surprised as the rest…
— Time To Go, Massimo (@TimeToGoMassimo) April 21, 2016