EPL told to consider blocking Saudi Arabia buying Newcastle

The English Premier League has been asked by human rights activists and one of its major broadcast partners to consider blocking Saudi Arabia’s attempt to buy Newcastle.

Amnesty International wrote to league chief executive Richard Masters to say the takeover could be exploited by Saudi Arabia to cover up “deeply immoral” breaches of international law, citing human rights violations and the role of the crown prince leading the sovereign wealth fund.

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports said the kingdom should be held to account for a Saudi-backed pirate network stealing live broadcasts of games. Yousef Al-Obaidly, the beIN Media Group CEO, warned of the “danger of allowing the acquisition … given the country’s past and continuing illegal actions and their
Read more…

Please follow and like us: