Plenty of Newcastle United were displeased with comments made by Sky Sports presenter Jim White after his most recent comments about the club’s ongoing takeover talks.
Speaking to talkSPORT last week, White confidently claimed that the Magpies’ £300m change of ownership would take place, following the news last month that a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and backed by Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben brothers.
But he seemed to have a dramatic change of opinion, which NUFC 360 highlighted on Twitter. White stated that the Premier League has not begun conducting the owners’ and directors’ test into the takeover.
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Because of this, supporters were not impressed with White’s backtracking and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that he is “one of the worst presenters on the radio”, while another labelled him as a “Mike Ashley puppet”.
Biggest Walter Mitty in the country
— JordxnT (@JxrdanT97) May 25, 2020
Why does he make himself look like a complete tool? He is bound to remember himself saying this 4 days ago, then this morning saying it hasn’t even been looked at? He needs sacked from @SkySports #nufc #NUFCTakeover
— David (@GreenGeordie9) May 25, 2020
He obviously has no idea at all
— craig colledge (@colledge) May 25, 2020
Jim White is clueless IMO. Must be one of the worst presenters on radio. Only my opinion of course!
— Mike Blythe (@blyth_mike) May 25, 2020
Oh Jim Jim Jim. You poor deluded person. Bruce was never intended for management, he hopped on the fergie gravy train and no one knew to nudge him off.
— Darren Cooper (@Dazbillcoop) May 25, 2020
This is the bloke who spouted off on talksport, a whole show about how he knew it was gong through in 72 hours… That was a few months ago.. His show is modelled on dragging out any old rumour od drama..
— Gary Crawford (@Krorf50) May 26, 2020
Mike Ashley puppet obviously!! But be prepared if and it’s a big IF this takeover happens Jim White will be loving NUFC as he does with city or the other team in Manchester
— Two lovers missing tranquility of solitude (@TwoSolitude) May 25, 2020