A Championship league soccer team is backtracking big time after they used a cardboard cutout of Osama Bin Laden to fill seats at a game this week ... yeah, BIG PROBLEM!!!
Leeds United had banned live fans from attending games during the COVID-19 pandemic ... but welcomed supporters to send in photos which they would place in the seats to simulate a crowd.
Someone sent in Bin Laden -- and NO ONE CAUGHT IT.
So, when Leeds took the field to play Cardiff City at Elland Road stadium on Sunday ... there was the world's most hated dead terrorist sitting right in the front row.
A spokesperson for Leeds United told BBC the team "will ensure there are no more offensive images" used in the future.
And, to add insult to embarrassment, Leeds lost the game 2-0.
Of course, the real OBL was killed by U.S. Navy SEALS during a raid on his compound in 2011.
His body was later dumped in the ocean.