Newcastle United’s prospective Saudi takeover was dealt a fresh twist earlier this week and it’s left many fans at St James’ Park furious.
According to Bloomberg, American business mogul Henry Mauriss is preparing a ‘charm offensive’ in the United Kingdom as he pushes ahead with a rival £350m offer to purchase the Magpies.
It’s also claimed that Mauriss is in discussions over hiring a public relations adviser and that he’s already met with divisive owner Mike Ashley.
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The news hasn’t gone down well with supporters with many claiming that is merely propaganda from Qatar, who have been frequently opposed to the deal throughout this process.
That geopolitical battle has gone as far as the Saudi’s banning beIN Sports from broadcasting in the country.
One supporter suggested that Mauriss was a “puppet” whilst another blasted him for being a “fraud” whilst there was even a comparison made to Sunderland owner Stewart Donald.
Here’s the rest of the reaction…
This Henry bloke is as dodgy as the Wigan owners, BentaNoThanks!!!
— Dell 💦 (@agbnufc) July 16, 2020
— ConnoЯ (@Connor_Ryan97) July 16, 2020
Henry Mauriss, more like BentaNoThanks https://t.co/DNhFgvLSdp
— Oliver🏴🍋 (@nufcoliverr) July 16, 2020
He’s a front man for Qatar… Dismiss it out of hand.
— ⚽NUFC1892⚽ (@ProMediaHD1) July 16, 2020
This bloke reminds me of Donald Duck and methhead Methven at that little league one club down the road pic.twitter.com/ujGRRE8vGW
— Walter_Witty (@walter_witty) July 17, 2020
Was just a thought mate it’s getting ridiculous now 10 days or something until the transfer window no decision still more corrupt Mps trying to block it again
— Nath D (@NathD92) July 16, 2020
What an absolute joke… politicians and media still given an opportunity to run amok. Just make a bloody decision @premierleague everyone is completely fed up!
— Pete Mills (@TheOnePeteMills) July 16, 2020
What a complete load of rubbish, until the Saudis deal is takeover is denied by the PL, who exactly is he doing the charm offensive on??
— Brady (@Brady1892) July 16, 2020
Bussiness man Henry Mauriss can jog on the fraud 👋🏻
— DAVEY WENDT (@DANGERUS_DAVEY) July 16, 2020
Having him as NUFC owner would be as bad as MA continuing as owner. No to both.
— Jon McNeill (@JonMcNeill7) July 16, 2020
dont want him just another Ashley
— ⚫️⚪️ Daniel ⚫️⚪️ (@DanielEliassen1) July 16, 2020
Another Mike aka Fatshley 2.0, no thanks
— ⚡Thunder (@AubreyLiew91) July 16, 2020
Chancer this bloke.
— Dave Melia (@bodas73) July 16, 2020
This guy is a fraud, under investigation by FBI and also driven by Qatar. Just the perfect candidate for premier league and Richard Masters..
— Akin (@A_sahin09) July 16, 2020
Qatari puppet, shouldn’t be given any legitimacy by our fans.
— Deesee 🇵🇸 (@Osuuald) July 16, 2020