The Premier League’s CEO Richard Masters has now responded to Amnesty International’s letter regarding the potential sale of Newcastle United.
This comes just 24 hours after Amnesty director Kate Allen urged the Premier League to block the Saudis proposed £300m takeover, saying they risk “becoming a patsy” in failing to take a serious look at the country’s “abysmal human rights record”.
Here’s what PL chief executive Richard Masters has now said in response:
As others have stated, the response feels like a long way of saying “no comment” – and some believe that’s a positive thing, suggesting they’re not planning to take any immediate action in light of the complaint.
Who knows, but takeovers at Newcastle United really are exhausting, aren’t they?
The general consensus among journalists is that it should still go ahead, but with Amnesty raising concerning issues and BeIN Sports now piping up, it feels like there might be one or two more hurdles for the Saudis to overcome yet!