Leeds fans dress-up as ‘Italian mafia’ to support new club owner

London, Mar. 02: Leeds United fans reportedly welcomed the new owner of the club Massimo Cellino by dressing as the Italian mafia during a match with QPR.

Cellino, who also owns Serie A side Cagliari, faced boos when he signaled his interest in buying Leeds United last month, the report added.

According to Metro.co.uk, Cellino, who is amid allegations of corruption and links to the mafia, got a little support from some Leeds fans who made light of the rumours surrounding the Italian by dressing up in yellow suits, bulky white ties and black and white bowler hats.

The 50 or so supporters, who are ready to give Cellino a chance, more than matched the stereotype of an ‘Italian mobster’, the report added.

Cellino is reportedly edging closer to the completion of his deal to buy Leeds United, which would provide the team with a huge budget. (ANI)