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Leeds chairman Bates admits takeover plans damaged by Kirkland incident

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates admits concerns over the club's takeover plans.

Bates fears the events of Friday night, which saw a fan attack Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, could jeopardise the takeover by Bahrain investment company GFH Capital.

The two parties have been in talks since May, and Bates confirmed that GFH had made an upfront payment of £2million. A deal remains off the table at the moment, though, and Bates said: "What message does that (Friday) give to potential investors and commercial partners?

"I don't know what they (GFH) must be thinking after watching Friday night's events unfold."

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