Leeds fans respond to Russell Crowe statement on Twitter, send mixed messages

Russell Crowe & Danielle Spencer Sept 14 2011

The Hollywood actor took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss Leeds once again.

When Russell Crowe first tweeted his support of Leeds United out of the blue in 2015, a ton of speculation escalated pretty quickly. At first, the Hollywood star simply asked fans jokingly whether he should seriously consider buying the club.

Then came a series of interviews in which Crowe appeared to declare genuine interest in taking over a club he has supported since boyhood.

Then came silence. For weeks and months, no word from Crowe on anything United-related. Vinnie Jones, meanwhile, suggested a takeover will never happen, explaining that the actor was merely trying to promote his new movie 'The Water Diviner,' according to Sky Sports.

This Tuesday afternoon, however, Crowe took to Twitter once again, stating his love for Leeds and desire to make use of a massive opportunity. It appears the actor and rugby league club owner will not, though, be making a bid for the Whites - as he doesn't want to miss out on time with his family.

It's an interesting situation. Was Crowe genuine at the time or, as Jones implies, simply trying to promote his film? And do Leeds still need the New Zealander now that Massimo Cellino seems to have calmed down - or at the very least is being kept in check by executive director Adam Pearson?

United fans responded to Crowe on Twitter with a variety of views. Here's a selection of the cynical, appreciative and some who are still urging the actor to make a move...

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