So, Qatar tries to block Saudi Arabia buying Newcastle, citing TV rights piracy, but also escalating a diplomatic battle between gulf states over terrorism, cooperation with Iran etc.— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) April 22, 2020
How did football end up like this?
Everybody expecting #NUFCTakeover to be waved through. Several Premier League clubs still voicing concern over Saudi involvement, though. Ethics, broadcast deals, but also self-interest - fears of the threat of a well-funded, newly ambitious #nufc.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 23, 2020