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Who wants Russell Crowe to buy Leeds United?

Written by
Chris Parkin

Leeds United's recent past has, at times, been pure theatre. Farcical maybe, but entertaining nonetheless. Perhaps that's why one of Hollywood's biggest names has shown an interest in buying the club. Kind of.

The club's most famous fan, Russell Crowe, asked his Twitter followers earlier today if he should buy Leeds United now that troubled club president Massimo Cellino has sold his stake in both the club and the company that owns it.

Twitter user @Samwild90 tweeted at Crowe, pleading: 'please buy Leeds. In need of help!!' Crowe replied, asking his 1.67m followers if they think this is a good idea.

The New Zealand-born actor fell in love with #LUFC watching Match of the Day as a schoolboy. He also co-owns Australian rugby league club South Sydney Rabbitohs, so he knows a thing or two about running a sports club.

Why stop at just funding the club, though? Master and commander Crowe would deliver the sort of gladiatorial half-time speeches the team needs right now: 'Brothers, what we do in life... echoes in eternity.'

And to those fans who complain? 'Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?!'

What other Russell Crowe characters could the city of Leeds do with right now?

Read about Peanut's love of Leeds United on Time Out Leeds.

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