Leeds chairman Bates slams Platini over Euros plan

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has slammed UEFA president Michel Platini's plans to scrap having a hosting nation for the Euros.

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has slammed UEFA president Michel Platini's plans to scrap having a hosting nation for the Euros.

Bates made the comments in his match programme notes for their Capital One Cup defeat to Chelsea last night:

"UEFA’s latest daft idea is that the European Nations Cup is played at venues throughout Europe.

"This could mean the games are staged at anywhere from Dublin to Moscow, Belgrade or even Jerusalem!

"The logistics of implementing this idea would be horrendous, least of all for the PBF (Poor Bloody Fans).

"The competition coincides with the height of the holiday season, which will put pressure on aircraft seat capacity, trains and hotel rooms, to say nothing of the cost involved.

"You can expect two or three small countries to get a venue, thus securing their votes in the next UEFA/FIFA elections."

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