Osama bin Laden's image was on display at Leeds United's Elland Road stadium
(Image: Hamid Mir)

Leeds fan pays to have cardboard cutout of Osama bin Laden in stand at Elland Road

Founder of al-Qaeda makes unlikely appearance.


Tremendous effort from whoever actually paid English pounds just to have Bin Laden sit in the Leeds crowd. pic.twitter.com/XhEZd87Vqw

— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) June 24, 2020

A Leeds United fan paid £25 to have a cardboard cutout of Osama bin Laden on display in the stands at Elland Road for Saturday’s home game against Fulham.

The Championship club, currently 2nd in the table on goal difference, made the enterprising initiative to fill their ground with faces with supporters still not allowed at matches.

Guess Who – Leeds United edition

Does he have a beard?”


“Was he a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda?”


“Is it Bin Laden?”

“Yeah, well done, you win” pic.twitter.com/aEcBe4hzWO

— Smiv (@smivadee) June 24, 2020

One cheeky punter took advantage of the offer to put the al-Qaeda founder and figurehead on show in the stadium.

Whether or not whoever accepted and carried out the order knew what they were doing is unclear at the time of writing.