Kamara: Football League have been harsh on Leeds United

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Championship club Leeds United have had to endure their fair share of strife since falling out of the top flight in 2004.

And just as if it looked like the Yorkshire outfit were getting back on track, another crisis threatens to derail the progress that’s been made in more recent times.

Flamboyant owner Massimo Cellino is on the brink of quitting the Leeds board following the Football League’s decision to disqualify him from his current position.

And one man believes the process to remove Cellino from his post has been unfair – former Whites legend, Chris Kamara.

“I think it’s harsh in the first place that Leeds have been made a bit of an example of with regards to the Fit and Proper Persons Test”, Kammy said.

“Massimo Cellino has put £23m of his own money into Leeds United Football Club and anyone who invests that type of money deserves the opportunity to carry out their duties.”

“It’s just a shame that Leeds are the first club who have been put through the ringer because of this test and it’s something that may threaten the future of the football club.

“The Football League believes they’ve got good cause to hammer Cellino because of the outcome of his court case in Italy but they should’ve made sure that was nipped in the bud before allowing him to invest such a large amount into the club.  What will the consequences be now?“

Leeds currently sit 16th in the Championship following a run that’s seen them win just two games in their previous 12 outings.

But when asked whether the boardroom turmoil would affect Neil Redfearn’s squad, Kammy issued this response:

“Players are resilient. At the end of the day the only time they’ll get upset about it all is if they don’t get paid, which the Professional Footballers’ Association will do their utmost to guard against.

“The players just have to concentrate on doing their best and playing football. There can be no excuses for poor performances.”

Leeds are 6/4 to win their upcoming home game against Fulham, with the draw 12/5 and a Cottagers victory priced at 17/10.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.