By Dominic Toner

Vinnie Jones has explained that he nearly threw former Leeds owner Massimo Cellino over a balcony after he ignored him at Watford.

Ex-Whites midfielder Jones was renowned for being a no-nonsense character during his playing career in the 1980’s and 90’s.

He remains a popular figure at Elland Road and regularly wishes support to his former side on social media.

Jones has told the brilliant anecdote of his anger towards Italian businessman Cellino, who failed to recognise him in a box at Vicarage Road.

“I almost threw Massimo over the balcony at Watford, we were in the same box and he didn’t even say hi did he even know Leeds past,” Jones wrote on his personal Twitter account.

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Cellino has now finally left Leeds after a turbulent ride with the Championship club after new chairman Andrea Radrizzani purchased his 50 per cent stake in the club, which now makes him the full owner.

Cellino was an unpopular character during his time in England due to his frequent sacking of managers and business in the transfer window.

Many Leeds fans feel that their former owner failed to have the club’s best interests at heart and failing to know players from their past only highlights the point.

Radrizzani will hope to make a better impression with the Yorkshire club and keep club icons such as Jones on side.

In other Leeds news, Pontus Jansson has delivered his verdict on Monk’s resignation.

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