Video: Leeds United fans pick their most hated figures in football

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

Leeds United are currently fourth in the Championship on 32 points,

Leeds United fans have endured a miserable 12 years in English football. After tumbling out of the Premier League in 2004, the club have found themselves stuck outside of the top flight.

In that time, The Lilywhites have only ever finished in the top half of the Championship on two occasions, while they have also had to suffer the ignominy of League One football for three successive campaigns.

When pressed on who they hold responsible for their decline, Leeds supporters were quick to point the finger of blame at former chairman Ken Bates who spent seven years at Elland Road between 2005 and 2012.

Leeds owner Ken Bates at the matchLeeds owner Ken Bates at the match

One fan claimed: "he was charging Premier League prices while we were in League One."

"He started it all off," said another.

"Ken Bates got it right when he said to somebody that you can charge this lot what you want 'cause they'll pay it. And they will."

Other supporters were quick to criticise the current owner Massimo Cellino, who "may be an idiot but is a smart guy".

Check out the video to see who else came up.

Leeds United owner Massimo CellinoLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino

There is a feel-good factor around Elland Road at the moment, with Garry Monk leading the club's first credible promotion charge in years.

They are currently fourth in the table and travel to second-placed Brighton Hove & Albion on Friday night.

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