- By riseviyu
- On 09/09/2017
Why do Leeds fans hate Ken Bates? The octagenarian businessman seems at first glance to be an inspirational figure to the ordinary person. Born in Eeling, a de facto orphan (though his father lived), Bates was brought up by his grandparents in humble surroundings.
The poor social mobility of the 60's and 70's did not stop Bates as he successfuly built a haulage business from scratch and slowly made a small fortune, branching into several different lines of business. But you can read this on Wikipedia. You're not here to read the unauthorised biography of Ken Bates, you're here to read why Leeds fans hate him.