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Kamara: Crowe investment in Leeds would be a “good thing”

| 27.02.2015

Life is rarely dull at Leeds United and this week has seen another intriguing twist in the off-field soap opera surrounding the club.

Earlier in the week actor Russell Crowe was at the centre of a Twitter frenzy after he asked his followers if they thought it would “a good idea” for him to buy the Elland Road club.

Perhaps unsurprisingly a number of fan groups have come forward to support the notion with Ladbrokes ambassador Chris Kamara also welcoming potential new investment.

He told Ladbrokes News: “Yeah, why not? I never mind anybody who puts money into a football club. That’s what it’s all about.”

“Whoever wants to buy into a football club, let them do it. It can only be a good thing.

“Leeds have got a massive profile without Russell Crowe but it would take on gladiatorial proportions if he did come in!”

Oscar winner Crowe is known to be a fan of the Whites and already co-owns Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs.

However, enthusiasm for the idea may have been tempered by Leeds chairman Andrew Umbers’ denial that there had been any approaches.

He was quoted as saying: “The club is not for sale nor do the Cellino family wish to sell and nor have we received any approaches contrary to reports in the press.”

On the pitch Leeds host promotion chasing Watford this weekend with the home side priced at 2/1 to bag all three points.

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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.