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Morning Leeds-in for 6 September: Andrea Radrizzani gave a Leeds jersey to the Pope

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Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani gave a Leeds jersey (shirt, kit, whatever) to the Pope on a visit to Rome and the Vatican City.

Pope Francis grew up in Argentina and is a football fan. His favourite club is San Lorenzo from Buenos Aries. No word if he’s switched or added any allegiances, if he’s a fan of Marcelo Bielsa, or if he’s blessed the team.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Three things we learned from the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough. [Through It All Together]

A preview of the Nations League for Leeds players. [Through It All Together]

Pablo Hernandez named PFA Fan’s Championship player of the month for August. [Through It All Together]

Latest Mighty Whites Podcast is now out. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Crystal Palace midfielder Wilfred Zaha gave a significant amount of money to keep the Crystal Palace Ladies team running, which his employer really should have done instead. [BBC.com]

Steve Bruce must leave Aston Villa for the good of all involved. [7500 to Holte]

World Football Links

Mexico could wait until 2019 to name a new manager with Tigres manager Tuco Ferretti filling in until a permanent manager is named. [FMF State of Mind]

Could Ante Coric replace Kevin Strootman in AS Roma’s lineup? [Chiesa di Totti]

Jorginho likes being at Chelsea, but he still misses Napoli. Aww. [Football-Italia.net]