The legendary English club caught in the act of espionage and will pay 200 thousand fine

Легендарный английский клуб попался на шпионаже и заплатит 200 тысяч штрафа

English football League (EFL) has fined the football club “Leeds” on 200 thousand pounds. The reason was that the members of the club were spying on opponents.

In a statement, the League said that the behavior “Leeds”does not meet expected standards and must not be repeated, reports the BBC.

Leeds also received an official reprimand from EFL. In addition, the League wants to impose a new rule prohibiting the clubs to view the workout of his opponents within 72 hours prior to the game, if only it is not offered.

Note that in mid-January, EFL opened an investigation of espionage by the representatives of the “Leeds” before the match against Derby in the championship (Second League of England).

The day before the game at the training base “Derby” police were called after members of the coaching staff of the team reported that their training was observed by the people from “Leeds”.

In turn, the head coach, “Leeds” Marcelo Bielsa has publicly acknowledged what really sent the man in order to spy on the training of future opponents.

Now Leeds after 32 rounds is on the 3rd place in the standings of the championship. The gap to the leader “Norwich” is only 2 points, but the team Probably still a game in hand.

Leeds is a legendary English club, which was founded in 1919. “The peacocks” became three-time Champions of England (1969, 1974, 1992) and five times Vice-Champions (1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972). In addition, Leeds United have won the FA Cup, League Cup twice FA community shield. In the open era things have “Leeds” didn’t go too well. In the 2003/2004 season the team has left the English Premier League and is still unable to return.

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