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Leeds United ban Sky TV cameras from Elland Road

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    Leeds United ban Sky TV cameras from Elland Road
    Leeds officials stopped Sky TV from entering Elland Road with their cameras on Monday, to stop them screening Tuesday night's Championship game.
    It is the ninth time a Leeds league match has been picked for live coverage and it is set to kick off at 19:45 GMT.
    Leeds owner Massimo Cellino told staff to ban the cameras as he feels the team feature on TV too often, causing a negative effect on attendances.
    Football League officials are trying to resolve the situation.
    "The League has been made aware that Sky personnel have been unable to access Elland Road as previously arranged," a Football League spokesman said in a statement.
    "We have contacted Leeds United to remind the club of its obligations to our broadcast partner and to ask them for their observations."
    Leeds have been contacted by the BBC for a reply but are yet to respond.
    This is also the ninth time Derby have been chosen for a live match. Nottingham Forest have already been shown on TV on nine occasions, the most for any Championship club this season.
    Preston, Brentford, Bristol City, Charlton, Rotherham and MK Dons have been on the television twice.
    The former owner of Italian side Cagliari, Cellino is waiting for an appeal date to contest a second Football League ban for breaching its Owners' and Directors' test following a tax evasion conviction in Italy.
    He will not be present at Elland Road on Tuesday and has left the enforcement of his ban with other staff.