Tottneham and England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli have both taken to Twitter to slam a 'hoax' after they were seen to be campaigning against Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino.
Leeds fans have become increasingly disgruntled with life under controversial Italian chairman Cellino, with managers coming and going on a regular basis, whilst his off-field misdemeanours continue to drag the club's name through the mud.
Fans have been actively campaigning against Cellino for some time now, and the phrase 'Time To Go, Massimo' has been used regularly in such campaign.
On Wednesday, a video emerged on the WhiteLeedsSite Twitter account, showing a host of Premier League stars - Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil as well as Tottenham stars Kane and Alli - stating the 'Time To Go, Massimo' campaign line.
Now, Kane and Alli have both taken to Twitter to claim that the video was a hoax, and their comment was taken out of context for the purpose of the campaign.
@Nyge_79 It was a hoax. Disgusting the lengths people will go— Dele Alli (@Dele_Alli) April 21, 2016
to get a video they can change the context of.
@merc2001 It was a hoax. Disgraceful the lengths people go to get a video they can change the context of like this.— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 21, 2016
A statement from the Time To Go, Massimo movement - as seen on Sky Sports - suggested that the videos were gained in a dishonest nature, suggesting that Alli and Kane were tricked into saying the phrase by Leeds fans attempting to generate momentum against Cellino.
"While we obviously like and are amused by the content of the video, after we discovered it was acquired by dishonest means, we cannot condone the actions of 'WhiteLeedsSite' however admirable the intentions," the statement read. "WhiteLeedsSite may be a supporter of Time To Go Massimo but they are no way connected, or a part of our group nor was anyone from TTGM involved in its creation."
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