Osama Bin Laden image removed from Elland Road seat

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The Chronicle

LEEDS United have said they “will ensure there are no more offensive images” after a photograph of Osama Bin Laden was placed on a seat at their Elland Road ground.

Supporters are unable to attend the remaining games of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several clubs invited fans to send in photos of themselves or loved ones to put on the empty seats.

The image of the al-Qaeda leader, who was killed in 2011, has been removed.

Bin Laden is believed to have ordered the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 and a number of other terrorist incidents.

Earlier this month, Leeds said there will be 15 000 ‘Crowdies’ in place for their remaining five home games, each one costing £25.

The team is second in the Championship despite last Saturday’s defeat at Cardiff City and host third-placed Fulham on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Leeds paid out £4.03 million in fees to agents in the year from February 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020; the fourth highest in the Championship.

Stoke City (£5.69m), Swansea City (£5.68m) and Fulham (£4.4m) headed the list with Luton Town (£298,000) registering the lowest amount. – BBC Sport

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