Premier League CEO releases statement on Saudi takeover in response to Amnesty International

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!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “Premier League CEO releases statement on Saudi takeover in response to Amnesty International

  1. Well in that case they should block Manchester City and Sheffield United as well. Why make an example of Newcastle United?


  2. There internal matters are just that.
    None of our business. Would Allen have other people go to war were lots of people have to die, while she hides behind our brave solders??
    The business side,, which our country trade a lot with are very professional and will increase business and improve the local area drastically. That parasite Allen should find a proper job the idealistic unreasonable prat.
    PSG, Sheffield Utd and Man City,as rightly mentioned above,, no difference is there!!! She should go back to campaigning for murders, rapists and terrorists To be let lose.


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