RENOWNED actor Russell Crowe has confirmed on social media that he will not be buying Leeds United Football Club.
The Australian tweeted the club earlier in February this year, asking fans if they thought it would be a “good idea” to buy the Elland Road club.
In spite of his tweet’s popularity, it has emerged that he won’t be buying the Championship side, ending months of speculation.
It would not have been the first time that the film star has swapped set for stadium. In a series of tweets, the 50 year-old Gladiator and Les Miserables actor referred to his experience at the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league side, where he currently has a 50% stake in the club.
Crowe bought the crumbling club in 2006 and has since been heavily involved in its financial turnaround. However, in an interview earlier this year with American programme CBS Sunday Morning, the actor revealed that his commitment to the Rabbitohs had resulted in the end of his 12-year marriage to singer-songwriter Danielle Spencer.
His initial tweet in which he hinted that he would buy Leeds United unsurprisingly received over 300 favourites.
But Crowe ended his interest in becoming proprietor of the club, telling his 1.6 million Twitter followers that he wanted to spend time with his children and could not settle a financial return with investors.
He wrote: “Economics tell the folks in my organisation we could smash this, but, I know the personal toll it takes.”
“Without my actual hands on the wheel in Leeds I can’t guarantee investors a return. I’ve loved Leeds all my life. I will always.”
“I will not steal any more of my children’s time – it’s that simple.”
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