Report: Dispute ongoing regarding the real reason Leeds United's kits bear no sponsor

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds United remain in dispute with former sponsors Enterprise Insurance.

Leeds United signed a new kit manufacturer deal earlier this year with Kappa, and the big unveiling in July was greeting with plenty of positivity.

The kits looked slick and striking - particularly so because they had no sponsor on the front.

Such a decision is now pretty unique in modern English football, with companies paying millions of pounds to get their names emblazoned on club shirts.

Leeds are in no dire straits financially, but it is hard to pretend they are well off either, with president Massimo Cellino unable at present to find the funds to buy back stadium Elland Road from it's current owner, while there is the small matter of ongoing financial pay offs to the various managers the club have sacked over the past year-and-a-half.

The reason the kits bore no sponsor was because of a dispute with previous sponsors of the Macron manufactured kit, Enterprise Insurance.

A report in The Mail last night confirms the legal battle is still ongoing.

Should it stretch into next season without resolution, fans could end up the winners aesthetically, with no new sponsor on the shirt for another year, but financially there will be a choice to shell out for a new strip should they want an updated version.

The Mail also report the FA are to investigate the club over an alleged irregularity in the transfer Lee Erwin from Motherwell, one of catalogue of indiscretions laid at the door of owner Massimo Cellino.

The national press are sinking their fangs - to take a Halloween theme - into Cellino right now, with a report in The Indepenent 24 hours earlier ripping into the Italian.

Whether it will have any effect remains to be seen, but the pressure is growing on the former Cagliari owner, who is currently appealing a suspension imposed by the Football League.

A kit should be emblematic and for Leeds the traditional theme appears so, but from another slant the strip looks representative of the turbulence behind the scenes at the club.

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