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Leaving on a jet plane and he won't be back again

Ken Bates sudden departure from the club on Friday had many people asking why and it now seems a dispute over a private jet saw him given his marching orders.

Bates stepped down as club chairman at the end of June to take up a presidency role within the club but the club made a short statement on Friday stating that the often-controversial Bates had severed all ties with the club.

Bates says that new owners GFH Capital sacked him after he had agreed a 500,000 contract with a private jet firm. Bates did a deal with the firm over three years, so that he could fly to Elland Road from his home in Monaco.

He has described his treatment as despicable and he is now considering suing the club over his dismissal.

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Date:Sunday July 28 2013

Time: 8:21AM


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