Their banning of Massimo Cellino as owner of the football club makes little sense, especially as the ban lasts only until mid-March. Apparently he failed the "fit and proper owner" test of the Football League.
But how can this be?
In his time at Leeds United, Cellino has:
- erased the debt of the club
- brought in new players to bring a new leas of life to the club
- brought the club to the brink of being able to buy back Elland Road
- brought more stability to the club than many previous owners had managed in a dozen years or so.
The action of the Football League will likely:
- bring doubt and confusion over ownership for at least three and a half months
- have a de-stabilising affect on the club
- put into doubt players' long-term futures
- put back the possibility of buying the ground back
The Football League seem determined to 'get' Leeds United, just when the club (having beaten Championship leaders Derby County 2-0 on Saturday) seemed to be getting back on track.
WHO exactly is failing the club in these circumstances?