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Eeds chief executive Angus Kinnear criticized England’s football plan to introduce an independent regulator, likening the proposals to Maoism and the great leap forward.

And writing in his program notes ahead of Leeds’ clash with Palace, Kinnear has made his views very clear.

“The two most important recommendations are as flawed as they are radical,” he wrote.

“The first is the demand for independent regulation and the second is an increased levy on transfers to redistribute increased funds further down the football pyramid.

“These proposals have been amalgamated to address the very distinct issues of Bury’s demise, the threat from the European Super League and the takeover of Newcastle United.

“Football is a private sector business and has flourished that way. Applying to football a philosophy close to Maoist collective agronomy (which the students of the “Great Leap Forward” will know culminated in the greatest famine in history) will not make the English game fairer, it will kill. competition which is its cornerstone.

Gary Neville responded to Kinnear’s comments on Twitter.

He tweeted: “Everyone remembers when Leeds United was in the league sweating like crazy over their own financial situation if they didn’t go up.

“How did he come to this in 12 months? A sad situation. Certainly even Leeds fans don’t like these Fan Led Review program ratings.


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