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Video: Wigan chairman Dave Whelan mocks Leeds United in farewell speech

The chairman of Wigan stepped down today after 20 years, with a parting shot for Leeds United fans.

Today saw one of English football's most well known chairman step down from his role at Wigan Athletic. Dave Whelan has stepped down after 20 memorable years with the club - who he helped drag from the fourth tier of English football into the Premier League.

However, recently he has found himself in trouble with the FA, being fined and suspended for using racist language. in the wake of the Malky Mackay debacle.

With Wigan also struggling on the pitch Whelan has stepped down as chairman, remaining as owner, but passing his hands-on role to his grandson David Sharpe.

They also won the FA Cup during his rein, winning an unforgettable final against Manchester City in 2013.

That was something he was happy to remind Leeds United fans of earlier today, as he addressed the DW crowd for the last time as chairman.

He did not receive a good reception from the travelling support and he felt it was worth him reminding the Leeds fans of their recent FA Cup record, compared to Wigan's.

That's great Dave, but you got the years wrong. Leeds last won the FA Cup in 1972 - 43 years ago.

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