The code switcher has cast doubt over a potential Leeds United takeover from Crowe.
Then, after a few tongue in cheek stories, the BBC claimed they understood he would seriously consider a bid for the club - if it went up for sale.
With Massimo Cellino's current troubles at Elland Road, the story made for great fodder.
He also currently owns a rugby league team, so has prior when it comes to working as a sports owner. He also turned them from National Rugby League also-rans to world club champions in less than a decade - so quite the success story.
One player who played an integral part in that story is Sam Burgess. The 26-year-old Rugby League hero, who recently switched codes to Rugby Union, used to play under Crowe at the South Sydney Rabitohs. He is also a Leeds fan, born in Bradford.
Yesterday he had his say on the matter, insisting that Crowe was simply having a laugh with his followers when posting the Tweet in question.
He is quoted by the Western Daily Press as stating:
"Russell's a character and he would have been having some fun, poking some fun online and it's blown up.
"I think he's a Leeds fan because I am, otherwise I don't think he knows too much about the game. I don't know if he'll end up buying the club like everyone's suggesting, but if he did then hopefully I'd have a job in there somewhere.
"He's a character, I'm sure he would find a lot of things funny on social media.
"I think that was a bit of fun, and he would have had a laugh to himself about it seeing what effect came after it."
Not many a Leeds fan believed the links were anything more than what Burgess muses they are.
But still they will be hoping for a shock takeover from The Gladiator.