By Coral Barry
The Leeds fan who released the video of Dele Alli and Harry Kane urging the departure of Massimo Cellino is believed to be the same supporter who secretly recorded conversations with the controversial Italian and former club owner Ken Bates, according to a report.
The ten second clip by @WhiteLeedsSite showed the Tottenham duo and Arsenal pair Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere each saying the phrase “time to go, Massimo”.
It was released on Wednesday night and immediately went viral, although Alli and Kane both moved to distance themselves from the video on Thursday.
The Tottenham duo responded to tweets asking if the clip was authentic and insisted they had been tricked into contributing.
The Yorkshire Evening Post are now reporting that the person behind the Twitter account is believed to be that of the Leeds supporter who released audio of phone conversations he had with former Leeds owner Bates and current boss Cellino in 2014.
— WhiteLeeds (@WhiteLeedsSite) April 20, 2016
Cellino bought Leeds in the same year and neither he or Bates were aware they were being recorded at the time, but their comments were broadcasted in full on internet station White Leeds Radio a short time later.
The Twitter account has also featured Ant and Dec saying “time to go, Massimo” in a video and the user’s last tweet that was not a clip of some kind was in January of last year.