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was this week filmed by The Telegraph in an undercover investigation discussing third-party ownership rules.

The Italian explained to two undercover reporters – acting as representatives of a fake Far Eastern company – how they could profit from player sales if they bought into the club.

Leeds protest movement Time To Go Massimo have been vocal in their opposition to the Italian running Leeds.

And they are calling on other supporters to join in a protest at tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Elland Road.

“We absolutely abhor the notion of corruption and unethical practices in football, considering hardworking fans fund the industry week in, week out,” a spokesperson from Time To Go Massimo told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Cellino is not alleged to have done or offered to do anything illegal in the investigation.

FA regulations ban third-party ownership of players and the Association this week parted with England manager Sam Allardyce after he was filmed discussing how to bypass the rules.

branded the investigation a “non-story” but Greg Mulholland, Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West, has called for the revelations to be looked into.

“The investigations by the Daily Telegraph have shone some light on some dark and unacceptable behaviour and attitudes in the higher echelons of English football,” he said.

“Each and every one of these must be fully and properly investigated as collectively they give a very bad impression and damage trust in the game.”

He added: “What people in Leeds want to see is genuine investment in the club accompanied by good governance and these latest reports will certainly not increase confidence that this is the case.”

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