March 6, 2010 11:18

Kaiser Chiefs, Pigeon Detectives join campaign to unveil Leeds Utd owners Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

Bands call for football club's owners' details to be made public

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Kaiser Chiefs and The Pigeon Detectives have added their voices to those demanding to know details of who owns their favourite football team, Leeds United.

The club's chairman Ken Bates and the Football League have not disclosed the identity of the off-shore owners of the club despite calls from politicians and fans to do so. Now the two Leeds bands have commented.

Kaiser Chiefs played a gig at Elland Road, Leeds United's ground, in 2008, with bassist Simon Rix now telling the Guardian that he believed the overwhelming majority of the club's fans would want to know who owned their team.

"I would definitely prefer to know who owns Leeds United," he said. "The club is doing OK at the moment so providing the backers are financially stable, given what we’ve been through I'll be happy. 99 percent of Leeds fans will want to know who owns the club."

Fellow Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives told the newspaper, "Look at the predicament Portsmouth are in [the club are in administration] and how unsettling an effect the circus around ownership has had on the club.

"The fans have the right to know where their hard-earned, spent on ticket fees and shirt sales, is going. It all sounds dodgy and shrouds the business dealings of the club in uncertainty."

The owners of the club, although anonymous, have been declared "fit and proper" to own the team by the Football League.

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