Crowe Calls Time On Leeds Ownership

Last updated : 07 September 2015 By .

Crowe, who put his own money into Australian rugby league club the South Sydney Rabbitohs back in 2006, caused a major stir earlier this year when, in response to a Twitter question, he asked the club's fans if he should buy the club.

However, he looked to have ruled that out on Tuesday in a series of posts on the social media platform, citing the potential impact on his family.

The 51-year-old, a self-confessed Leeds fanatic with 1.8m followers, tweeted thus:

"#1 @LUFC These are my discoveries, my musings and my personal truth.

"#2 I stand by my belief that LUFC is a massive opportunity. When my trusted associates tested the idea... We found multiple potential...

"#3 ... I'm 51, I answered questions on a topic, a passion...I did not create the agenda... As you may well know...

"#4 in 2006 I took over the 1908 formed South Sydney Rugby League team. 9 years of hard yakka later we broke a 43 year drought and won!!

"#5 so... I know what it takes . I've been through it, I look at the Mighty Leeds opportunity and I evaluate it through the time stolen ...

"#6 from my kids. Economics tell the folks in my organisation we could smash this, but, I know the personal toll it takes, and I know ...

"#7 without my actual hands on the wheel in Leeds I can't guarantee investors a return. I've loved Leeds all my life. I will always.

"#8 I will not though steal anymore time from my children. It's that simple.

"#9 think about this...there's a hundred thousand who will march on together at least, stand up Leeds ... Stand and be counted. £marchingontogether."