Ken Bates hit back at Leeds United fans who protested against his running of the club by calling them “morons” in his programme notes for Tuesday nights Championship victory over Hull City. 

If it wasn’t bad enough that the Whites fans had already been charged £4 for a programme – more than anyone else in the Championship – they were then insulted by their own chairman;

“I’m saying I’m unimpressed by the demonstrations of a few morons on Saturday and ain’t going anywhere soon. Some fans may not like me, or agree with me, but you’re stuck with me.”

He then went on to call himself the ‘saviour of Leeds United’ – a title I imagine will be carved beneath the statue of him in the new museum we’re all so excited about.

“I saved your club in 2005 and 2007 when nobody else would.”

Ignoring the fact there were plenty of other people bidding in 2007 who all offered more than Forward Sports Fund, and that by “saving” us in 2005 he had to put us into administration and relegate us to the lowest point in our entire history, didn’t Ken tell us he had nothing to do with the 2007 buy-out? Wasn’t that the totally unattached Forward Sports Fund?

And if Ken Bates calling himself the saviour of Leeds United isn’t enough to turn your stomach, this last bit should do the trick;

The rebuilding of Leeds United is a bit like sex. In an age of instant gratification, Leeds United is having a long, drawn-out affair with plenty of foreplay and slow arousal. We’re in this for the long term.”

Words fail me.