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Leeds United fans on Twitter call for Cellino to go, over pie charges

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Leeds United fans have even more reason to be displeased than simply the club's current form.

It is almost a month since Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino made a U-turn and told The BBC he would not be selling the club to Leeds Fans United, having indicated he would days earlier.

The controversial Italian has done little to smooth over relations with supporters since, and speculation remains as to his next move at the club, as he waits to hear his Football League appeal over a possible ban.

At Leeds it is never simple, and Cellino has angered fans already dismayed with him by increasing ticket prices at Elland Road.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report an unusual development, with supporters sitting in the stadium's South Stand required to pay £5 extra for a pie and a drink as part of admission, regardless of whether they want one.

The move has courted national attention, with The Mirror reporting also on the 'mandatory' payment fans must make to watch this weekend's game against Preston North End.

The club have enough trouble on the pitch at present, winning just one home game all season, that issues like this act as an own goal, and build further resentment towards Massimo Cellino.

Supporters have been venting their frustrations towards the owner on social media, demanding he quit the club and sell up.

Here is a selection of the responses...

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