Massimo Cellino comments on TV rights discussions, makes joke about the FBI

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The Leeds owner has been attributed some typically colourful quotes.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has commented on the ongoing TV rights dicussions, according to the Daily Mirror.

And the Italian is reported to have joked that clubs are waiting for 'the FBI' to sort their problems out.

There have been headlines lately relating to legal action from Leeds to do with the Football League, Sky Sports and collective TV rights among the 72 FL clubs.

And Cellino is quoted as saying by the Mirror: "I know everything about television rights and intellectual property rights.

"I just like to be treated fairly and they just try to ban me to sort the issue. We are going to play a dangerous game, not for Leeds United, but for someone else.

"What are we waiting for? The FBI to sort out our problems?"

The publication haven't made clear where they've obtained these quotes from the Italian and it must be stressed that Leeds United executive director Paul Bell insisted on Sunday night that the club are not seeking any legal action to dismantle the collective TV rights of clubs.

Bell released a statement via Leeds' official club website, although the initial reports about legal action - which were subsequently carried by multiple sites - stemmed from the Mail on Sunday.

Leeds host Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Monday night, live on Sky Sports.

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