Cellino son in ‘Nazi’ Instagram storm quits Leeds United board

Ercole Cellino has left Elland Road.
Ercole Cellino has left Elland Road.
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Ercole Cellino, one of Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino’s two sons, has quit the board at Elland Road

Companies House announced today that the 27-year-old resigned as a director on March 28, almost two years after joining the board in the aftermath of his father’s takeover.

Ercole Cellino courted controversy last month after using Nazi references to describe his haircut in a post on Instagram but his earlier departure from the board will spare him from any attention from the Football Association.

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Ercole’s brother Edoardo, who remains on the Elland Road board, has just completed a three match ban from all footballing activity, imposed by the FA over online posts in which he called a Leeds fan a “spastic” and a “moron”.

The resignation of Ercole leaves Massimo Cellino as one of six directors at Leeds.

Edoardo and Cellino’s American financial advisor Daniel Arty are joined by Salem Patel and Jinesh Patel, representatives of minority shareholder GFH.

Italian Giampaolo Caboni was added to the board as a representative of Eleonora Sport Ltd while Cellino was serving a Football League ban last summer.