Last night a Leeds fan found Cellino's number on a publicly available legal document, gave him a call and recorded it. It can be listened to here, or a written transcript is here.|
At some point I'll stop being surprised at how much more surreal this manages to keep getting, but this really is a new level. I still don't think I want him running my club, because he's clearly completely insane, but he might be my new favourite person, and provides great entertainment, and a staggering number of expletives.
Some choice quotes:
(on current club MD David Haigh) "David is a son of a bitch, heís a witch, heís dangerous, heís a fucking devil"
ďKen Bates! Ken Bates is still behind the shit you know that?Ē
"With a shit.. fucking shit team. You got a shit team. The worst team I ever saw in my life."
(on how much the fans are charged) "Too much. They get ripped off. You donít need money you need some money cause Ken Bates steal your money thatís the problem."
"The fans, theyíre not for sale. They are feelings, you donít buy feelings. You can buy a bitch, for one night, but you donít buy the love, my friend."
(on why he blocked McCormack's deadline day transfer request) "It's like if you have a bar, and you sell your refrigerator to buy the beer. Where you fucking put the beer if you donít own a refrigerator any more?"
(on Luke Murphy's pay level) "they bought a player last year from League One. I donít remember his name. And they paid, the player, one million and a half. From League One. And they give him £22,000 a week. Fuck me! He wages was thousand seven hundred pounds a week, they give him £22,000 a week. From League One. Are you fucking crazy?"