Ex-Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash fires shots at Leeds Rhinos

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Marwan Koukash is known for his outspoken nature.

So, when Leeds Rhinos performed dismally against Hull FC last night, live on Sky Sports, the former Salford Red Devils owner taking to Twitter was no real surprise.

And, the Palestine-born racehorse owner wasn’t in the mood for skirting around the subject, tweeting: “What is happening at @leedsrhinos. This must be their worst ever side.”

The Rhinos went down 31-10 at home to Hull after initially losing 31-0 until two late tries brought some respectability to the scoreline.

Koukash himself not only blew the door offs upon his arrival in rugby league in 2013, but he kicked them into the stratosphere.

With a ‘Red Devil Devilution’ taking hold, the 63-year-old brought in the likes of Rangi Chase, Gareth Hock and Harrison Hansen as well as 11 other stars in a bid to take Super League by storm.

Though that eventually failed, Koukash did bring Salford back to a stable economic footing and subsequently wrote his debt off to the club.

But, he is still a big fan of the club and gave his predictions for Friday night’s fixture against Hull KR – and it was a simple one: “We will win on Friday.”

And, even more recently, the outspoken Palestinian has been conversing with Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont on Twitter.

Koukash asked Beaumont: “Good luck mate and when are you inviting me to see your boys @LeighCenturions? I will bring my own🍷if needed.”

The Leigh owner responded: “Get down now mate your welcome anytime and bring an extra bottle for me we will have to improve the cellar once your here week in week out.”

Koukash hasn’t been involved in the sport since 2017 – when he handed over control of Salford to a community trust, four years after stepping in to save the club.

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