Angry Leeds fans express disappointment at Peter Lorimer on Twitter after he criticises protest

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Leeds United club legend Peter Lorimer dismissed the recent fan protest as a minority movement and supporters are not happy.

Peter Lorimer will unquestionably be remembered in the history books as one of Leeds United's greatest ever players.

His feats in the 1970s see him still remain by quite a distance as the club's record goalscorer - but in regard to today's team, his legend status is being undermined by his continued defence of unpopular club owner Massimo Cellino.

Lorimer has a weekly column in the Yorkshire Evening Post in which he regularly goes against the grain - and this way was no different with his dismissal of the fan protest made on Monday night ahead of the clash with Middlesbrough.

The Guardian reported that more than £4,000 has been raised in donations towards protest group Time To Go Massimo, part of which went towards projecting images onto Elland Road calling on the Italian owner to sell up and move on.

The same report states a pilot is on standby to fly a plane over the next home game carrying a protest banner, weather permitting, calling on Cellino to go.

Lorimer may believe these fans are in the minority, but there is a large number of supporters who feel disengaged with the club and it's lack of progress. Last season's home game with Nottingham Forest drew an attendance of 30,000, the BBC reported, while the corresponding fixture a fortnight ago was attended by just 24,000.

His comments playing down the protest did not go down well with supporters, who see him as toeing the club's party line rather than being willing to objectively criticise the owner.

Here is a look at how supporters reacted on Twitter to his latest statements...









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