The Prime Minister piled some much needed pressure on the Premier League yesterday, asking them to clarify why the Saudi takeover saga has been allowed to drag on so long without any answers.
His full email to a concerned Newcastle fan has now been released, with Boris saying how he “agrees” with the Independent Football Ombudsman’s conclusion that the Premier League are morally obliged to make a statement.
In the message to NUFC fans, which you can read in full below, the PM elaborates further, stating that there must be “clarity on why there was such a significant delay in a decision being made”, following 17 weeks of deadlock:
This also comes on a day where the petition seeking an independent investigation into the Premier League’s takeover process nears 100,000 signatures.
Receiving a message from Boris Johnson shows the power that our supporters can have when we stick together and make our voices heard.
Letters have poured in to the Premier League from our fanbase (almost 7,000 now!) and MPs across the nation have agreed to support our push for answers. This has not gone unnoticed by Amanda Staveley and the Saudi consortium – who commented again last night with a message of thanks to Toon fans.
A statement from Richard Masters surely has to come now. Whether we get the answers we want is another thing, but the Premier League’s position is becoming more untenable by the day.
The HAVE to explain why they failed so miserably to make a decision.