Middlesbrough Game Moved For TV Coverage

Last updated : 19 January 2016 By .

This means the Football League has moved the match from a Saturday kick-off to Monday. It will now take place at 19:45 on Monday, 15th February.

Owner Massimo Cellino has been unhappy at the amount of times the Whites have had their games picked for TV coverage this season.

This resulted in the Italian banning Sky TV from broadcasting a home match against Derby County, but eventually he relented when threatened with a charge from the Football League.

Cellino believes Leeds games being carried live on TV pushes attendances down at Elland Road and costs the club and fans money.

Cellino has been in conflict with the League over televised matches all season, owning to Sky’s decision to select no fewer than 12 of United’s matches for live coverage.

It remains to be seen how news of the fixture change will be treated at Elland Road.

Fans of both teams took to social media on Tuesday night to vent their frustration at the date change;

VectorBoro, ‏@vectorboro,  tweeted: "The rescheduling of the Leeds/Boro game is an absolute joke. No thought for the fans at all and they have broken their own guidelines."

Tracy Foord Jones, ‏@TracyFoord,  wrote: "So are @SkyFootball going to compensate Leeds fans who've paid for travel and hotels to Boro match? Don't move games once tickets sold."

Mark Whelpton on Facebook said he agreed with Cellino."The people who lose out are the people who put there money into the club," he wrote. "Don't get me wrong I'm happy for people who can't afford to get to games to see their team, but all these changes mean those of us who work nights now have been told that three games have been taken from the calendar (and) replaced by three night games."