Premier League should hang their heads in shame over NUFC takeover: Sunderland Lib Dems
By Stephen O'Brien
Responding to completion of the Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United, Lib Dem Sunderland City Councillor and SAFC fan Stephen O'Brien said:
"Whilst I can understand that Newcastle fans are glad to see the back of Mike Ashley, this is a dark day for English football.
"The Premier League should hang their heads in shame for rolling out the red carpet for a brutal dictatorship which persecutes women, LGBT+ people and minorities.
"Premier League bosses and the Government claim that they care about making football a welcoming place for everyone but today's deal shows that they care more about TV rights than they do about human rights."