Photo: Massimo Cellino's superstition strikes again at Leeds United

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Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is not a fan of the number 17.

Leeds United owner Massimo makes no secret of his dislike of the number 17.

Now he has made that feeling known regarding the club's match day programme, due to be the 17th of the season.

The club's official twitter account showcased a preview of the programme for this weekend's match against Nottingham Forest - with the number 16b placed in the top right hand corner instead.

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The Guardian reported in July 2014 that one of the reasons Cellino decided not to offer goalkeeper Paddy Kenny a new contract was because his birth date was May 17.

The same report says at Cellino's former club Cagliari, the Italian had the the number 17 taken out of stadium seating, and replaced with 16b.

No player at Leeds United currently wears the number 17 shirt.

Worrying the club are dangerously close to that position in the table, presently in 15th place in the Championship.

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