Plenty of Newcastle United fans are discussing a report from ChronicleLive about why beIN Sports are trying to prevent a takeover happening at the Tyneside club.
According to The Times, the TV giants are trying to block a bid from the Saudis’ and have written a letter to the Premier League and all of its clubs urging them to stop the sale of the Magpies to a Saudi-led consortium.
As per the article, Mike Ashley has already agreed a £300 million sale to a group backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, but beIN Sports has warned that the country’s involvement in piracy of top flight matches threatens the prosperity of the game’s richest league.
ChronicleLive also point out that the Premier League has made unsuccessful attempts to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against the state-owned satellite provider, Arabsat, which broadcasts live games on the pirate channel beoutQ.
Despite the conflicts, one of the outlet’s writers Mark Douglas took to Twitter to explain why he thinks the deal will still go through.
These members of the Toon faithful discussed the report:
They r jealous 😜
— Lucky (@Lucky16538099) April 22, 2020
They’re scared of the Saudis bidding for TV rights meaning they’d loose out
— tony (@tonygoldie372) April 22, 2020
This won’t fully call off the takeover, the only way would be the British government intervening with it, and with our trade deal with the Saudi’s, it would effect that. Takeover on unless Ashley steps out.
— David Morton (@Davidmorton01) April 22, 2020
This is the same bien sports that we can all watch on a sat afternoon to watch prem football live…against prem rules….must be 1 law for them and stuff the rest of us
— kevin fairish (@kevin3964) April 22, 2020
Hahaha Is this some kind of a JOKE?
WATCH OUT heaters! NUFC is back
— saraa (@saraa29991895) April 22, 2020
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