Leeds United’s owner’s son, Ercole Cellino, has reportedly quit the board at the club following last months controversy surrounding Nazi references.

The 26 year-old Italian draw huge media attention last month when, on an Instagram post, he used a Nazi-related hashtag and it would appear the media backlash has forced him to quit the board.

A Companies House release on Tuesday revealed that Cellino’s role at the club had been terminated back on the 28th of March.

Ercole is not the only one of the Cellino family to get into trouble – his brother, Edoardo, has just returned to the club after serving a three-game ban from all footballing activity following insults which were aimed at a fan.

Their father has only recently himself got out of the spotlight; the Italian successfully overturned a charge of tax evasion which was put on him last June.

Leeds only managed to finish in 13th place despite much talk about a push for the play-offs at the start of the season, and a meeting is being held on Thursday to discuss Cellino’s ownership of the club.


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