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Old Apr 22nd 2020, 7:24 pm
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Default Saudi Arabia to buy Newcastle United

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52375947

Well no doubt everyone has already seen the news. Suffice to say it is highly controversial, considering Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Bin Salman's human rights, and in light of the assasination of Jamal Kashoggi.

Critics point out this is sport-washing an authoritarian regime and leadership, which it is. We already have companies and nations resorting to green-washing and pink-washing, in a bid to advance soft power and beneficial public relations. Amnesty is imploring the EPL to block the takeover.

What I find really strange is that in this day and age every company is very sensitive to bad P.R. relating to religious, gender, sexual orientation or racial controversy, yet it is perfectly fine to have a regime like the Al Sauds taking over a major F.C.
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Old Apr 22nd 2020, 10:39 pm
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They may have killed someone but they're still more likeable than Mike Ashley.

If they block this takeover they'll have to look in to the ownership of several other clubs owned by some shady people.
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Default Re: Saudi Arabia to buy Newcastle United

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They may have killed someone but they're still more likeable than Mike Ashley.


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Old Apr 25th 2020, 10:23 am
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Default Re: Saudi Arabia to buy Newcastle United

If it good enough for the queen to have them to dinner,The government to sell them arms,For us to buy oil from also billions buying aircraft and invest billions in to the UK.Then it is good for football,i hope they buy Newcastle and invest millions,Away the lads.Also if Southampton are for sale i would love a Saudi or any Arab,billionaire to buy us Southampton that is.And in two or three years time saints are champs and Newcastle runners up.Ethics moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity. are only for poor people or shit football clubs.Oh yeah better than the bleeding Chinese.
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