The Labour MP consistently attempts to get justice for the Newcastle faithful, having written a letter to Richard Masters in the last week. The reply, whilst not what fans were hoping for, gave us our first piece of real communication on the current takeover status following the consortium’s reluctant decision to ‘withdraw’ their bid.
She now launches an official petition in a bid to gain total ‘transparency’ of the entire takeover process, which she’s set to present to the House of Commons next month in a bid to put the Premier League under more pressure to explain themselves:
The petition will declare, on behalf of Newcastle United fans that…
- “Football is an important part of a city’s cultural identity and economy”
- “That football fans have little say in their club owners”
- “That football ownership is determined by the Premier Leagues Owners & Directors Tests”
- “That the Premier League do not provide updates to supporters about the progress of takeover bids
- “That Premier League due process is opaque; further that the Premier League are not accountable to football supporters”
- “That the Premier League have failed to engage with fans”’
- “That there are concerns Premier League inactivity led to the collapse of the recent Newcastle United takeover”
Onwurah’s petition, which you can sign HERE, will force Parliament to review the way in which the recent takeover bid was handled by the Premier League. This will hopefully give Newcastle fans some clarity over why the takeover was ultimately unsuccessful.
The petition also carries a lot of weight because it is an official Government petition and will be taken directly to Parliament. As a result, we must assume that the fans questions will finally be answered.
Hopefully, this petition can gain as much media attention as the last, putting serious, formal pressure on Parliament and the Premier League – giving the fans the answers that they deserve.