Many Newcastle United fans have been reacting to the latest update regarding the club’s £300m takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) recently published a report that cleared them of responsibility for beoutQ, an illegal pirate television service in the Middle East, which was why the Premier League delayed making a decision on the Tyneside’s change of ownership.
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PIF recently took another step to reassure league officials that they would be suitable owners for Newcastle as they vowed to crack down on any illegal activity in their country.
But the Daily Mail revealed that the “feeling” is that this has “not been helpful”, and it is not known whether or not this will further set back the Premier League in regards to arriving at a conclusion.
Unsurprisingly, supporters were not impressed with the latest update and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that the takeover is “not looking good”, while another braced himself by saying, “here we go”.
Don’t care about this takeover anymore bored now 😂
— Josh Spence (@JoshSpency24) June 24, 2020
That’s not looking good
— will (@will06286127) June 25, 2020
yay another three week delay probably ahha
— 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵🇸🇦 (@wilInufc) June 24, 2020
Checking the sell by date on my #cans
— Ian Hall (@hoteldweller) June 24, 2020
— David Taylor (@davidtaylorHG1) June 24, 2020
That time again then
— gareth mason (@garethm14050404) June 25, 2020
Wow…Here we go again…🙄
— Paul Sutcliffe (@PaulSutcliffe80) June 24, 2020