Plenty of Newcastle United fans have been hailing an update on the prospective takeover in the northeast from Craig Hope as he shared his thoughts on his official Twitter page.
As per the Daily Mail journalist, if the proposed takeover of the Tyneside club is successful, then Saudi Arabia would launch a broadcaster almost immediately and prepare a major bid for the television rights for games in the Premier League.
Is the Saudis buying the TV rights good for the Premier League?
Hope shared an article that he wrote last month which supported his claims, adding that sources suspect that the opposition by beIN Sports to the Saudi ownership is motivated by the fear of losing their own TV deal with the top flight in the region.
Perhaps in a satirical light, the writer finalised in his tweet that without the rights, Mohammed bin Salman would need an illegal beoutQ box to watch his new team play, which Hope claimed would be ‘awkward’.
These Magpies fans on Twitter hailed his update with some suggesting that this would be good for England’s highest division:
— John-Lee (@JohnHardytoon81) May 27, 2020
Surely it’s in the PL’s best interests to say yes, they end ME piracy, and they will get a sweeter TV deal outta it.
— Dell 💦 (@agbnufc) May 27, 2020
Much better for premier league.
— Newcastleno9 (@Seanmur03986745) May 27, 2020
The scenes when Newcastle fans get the matches for free🔥😂
— Jordan Butterfield (@GeordieJordan96) May 27, 2020
This is good news for the Premier League of they’re wanting to bid for TV rights. I hope they do. 💪🏻⚫️⚪️
— Jimmy (@Jimmywoods99) May 27, 2020
I’ve said it before. It’s a very good thing that they are buying the club and will improve tv rights in that area.
— steven bell (@steviebe) May 28, 2020
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