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PHOTO: Leeds United fans head to Football League HQ for protest

Leeds United fans are staging a protest outside the Football League offices.

A group of Leeds United fans are heading to the offices of the Football League to stage a protest.

They are upset with the decision imposed on the club to ban owner Massimo Cellino from owning the club until March, when a conviction in Italy owing to tax irregularities will be considered spent.

Cellino has lodged an appeal which is yet to be heard.

The Football League also recently handed Leeds a transfer embargo banning them from signing players permanently this month, owing to financial losses. Blackburn and Nottingham Forest also received the same punishments.

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci also has an appeal to be heard owing to an alleged racial abuse incident relating to Cameron Jerome of Norwich City.

While realistically the protest is unlikely to have any affect on the Football League's decision making, the fans heading to Preston clearly feel their displeasure with the ban on owner Cellino is worth making their voices heard over.

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