Leeds United: Cellino joins Whites fans in crowd at Brentford

Massimo Cellino joins Leeds United fans in the away end. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Massimo Cellino joins Leeds United fans in the away end. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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Massimo Cellino surprised Leeds United’s supporters during Saturday’s clash with Brentford - by joining them in the away end.

The club’s owner and president stood with the travelling crowd of around 1,600 as Darko Milanic’s first game as head coach of Leeds ended in a 2-0 defeat at Griffin Park.

Cellino initially took a seat amongst the home support but was asked to move by stewards after Brentford defender James Tarkowski missed a first-half penalty.

He and United sporting director Nicola Salerno moved to the stand behind United’s goalkeeper Marco Silvestri and remained there for the second half as Leeds fought to salvage something from a difficult afternoon in London.

Despite Tarkowski’s bad miss, a Jota goal gave Brentford the lead in first-half injury-time and right-back Alan McCormack sealed a deserved victory when his deflected shot beat Silvestri 13 minutes from time.

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