Leeds United removes cardboard cutout of Osama bin Laden from stands

With no spectators allowed into stadiums, many English clubs are giving fans the chance to send in photos and have cutouts put on the seats instead.

A cardboard cutout of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was spotted in the stands.   -  TWITTER

Leeds United has removed a cardboard cutout of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden from the stands at Elland Road after it was spotted in a photo posted on Twitter, British media has reported.

With no spectators allowed into stadiums as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, many English clubs are giving fans the chance to send in photos and have cutouts put on the seats instead.

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The BBC quoted Leeds as saying they will “ensure there are no more offensive images” in the stands before Saturday's game against Fulham.

Australian media reported earlier this month that a cutout of British serial killer Harold Shipman was spotted in the stands of a National Rugby League game between Penrith Panthers and Newcastle Knights.

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