Stone the Crowes! Film star linked with Leeds United deal

Russell Crowe in the film Gladiator.
Russell Crowe in the film Gladiator.
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HE’S at the top of the league when it comes to making a dramatic impact in front of the film cameras.

Now Hollywood star Russell Crowe has shown he also knows a thing or two about causing a stir on the Yorkshire sporting scene.

For the New Zealander has dropped a tantalising hint via Twitter that he might consider buying Leeds United.

Long-term United fan Crowe, 50, was urged to plough some of his fortune into the club in a light-hearted tweet by fellow Whites supporter Sam Wild.

And, rather than dismissing the notion out of hand, the Gladiator actor replied: “Anybody else think this is a good idea?”

The response was overwhelmingly positive, with his comment being retweeted more than 700 times.

Crowe was bitten by the United bug during their all-conquering years under manager Don Revie in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He is already the co-owner of Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs, who won the World Club Challenge at the weekend when they thrashed St Helens 39-0.

Italian businessman Massimo Cellino bought Leeds last year but he is currently serving a Football League ownership ban related to a tax conviction.

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