LEEDS United fans calling for the ousting of owner Massimo Cellino have posted a huge “You’re Not Welcome” poster, on the M621.
The billboard, which bears a cartoon image of Cellino alongside a quote from a Yorkshire Evening Post interview with Cellino reading: “If I’m not welcome I’m not welcome.
“I go away and you never see me again.”
The supporters’ protest group Time To Go Massimo said they had paid for the poster close to junction one of the M621 so it would be seen by Cellino driving from Elland Road - and said there would be a similar protest in the next couple of weeks. Last month an advert at
Elland Road calling for Cellino to sell the club was taken down after the agency responsible was threatened with legal
The club declined to comment on the latest protest. But a Time To Go spokesman said: “It’s a potential route he uses to go home, so he will probably see it at some point. The campaign is not going to stop until we get the result we want.”
He said they had already raised £8,000 in donations. Asked whether he thought they would succeed, he added: “The only way we can find out is by going on doing it.”
City Ads Yorkshire, who agreed to erect last month’s advert paid for by a group of around 70 fans, removed it
after solicitors acting for Leeds and Cellino told the firm it “clearly amounts to harassment of Mr Cellino” and had been placed outside his place of work to cause “the maximum distress.”
That advert carried the slogan ‘Time to go, Massimo’ and listed a series of promises which the supporters claimed Cellino had failed to keep in his time as owner of the club.