Video: Leeds United's 'pie-tax' protest lacks bite

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Not many Leeds fans walked out in the 17th minute at Elland Road on Saturday.

This weekend past Leeds United took on Hull City in a Yorkshire derby at Elland Road. It was a crucial fixture for Steve Evans' men.

They had lost their previous two with rather flat performances and then there was the ongoing saga at the club over the so-called 'pie-tax' introduced at the club.

In protest at the new incentive and the general ownership of Italian Massimo Cellino the fans in the south stand, where the new pie initiative was introduced, planned a mass walk-out on the 17th minute.

That choice was not accidental. Cellino has a passionate superstition against the number and it was hoped a clear message would be sent.

The problem at Leeds is, in regards to protests, is that the fans love the team. At the end of the day the players would suffer from such a walk out and as this video on the 'I'd Radebe Leeds' Twitter account shows, the protest lacked bite.

Leeds will be hoping for no such distractions as they go into the game with Charlton this weekend on the back of a 2-1 win against Hull at Elland Road.

Once again, Leeds will be backed by a vocal travelling support hoping to see another win.

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