Loads of Newcastle United fans have reacted to a takeover warning from Amnesty International as they wrote to the Premier League about their concerns of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.
As per ChronicleLive, the top flight must decide whether the new owners meet their criteria in their owners and directors test, and Amnesty insists that unless the Premier League provides thorough justification for its decision to approve the takeover, the competition may risk damaging its own reputation.
A letter from Amnesty UK director Kate Allen to the Premier League’s chief executive Richard Masters discussed whether the top flight would cover up the human rights record if it continued to be unaddressed.
As per the article, Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticised for this record, as Amnesty have pointed out the imprisonment and torture of government critics and the execution of others following unfair trials.
These members of the Toon faithful reacted to the report on Twitter, and it seems to have unsettled them:
Why is nowt ever easy for NUFC
— Tom Horner (@tomhorner01) April 21, 2020
— SouthernMagpie (@magpie_southern) April 21, 2020
— Billy Nellis (@BillyNellisV2) April 21, 2020
HERE WE GO… 😩😩😩
— Grant Ridley (@grantridley) April 21, 2020
Oh well, was nice to dream
— Norm (@westy19840) April 21, 2020
Not good news
— Andy (@apb7891) April 21, 2020
— Ginger Pirlo (@TheGingerPirlo_) April 21, 2020
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