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MP's to hear pearls of wisdom from Leeds chairman

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates is to give evidence to an influential committee of MPs as part of an inquiry into the way football in England is run, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post. He will appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee during a hearing on Tuesday at Burnley FC's Turf Moor ground.

The committee is investigating the governance of football and examining whether there is too much debt in the professional game.

Bates is known for his strong opinions and for not pulling his punches in the his match-day programme column.

The 79-year-old, chairman at Leeds United for six years, recently described Fifa president Sepp Blatter as the "village idiot of football".

The select committee will quiz Mr Bates alongside the chiefs from Crewe, Burnley and Exeter City FC.

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