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Premier League should hang their heads in shame over NUFC takeover: Sunderland Lib Dems

October 7, 2021 8:11 PM
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:

Stephen O'Brien, Lib Dem councillor for Grindon and Thorney Close

Councillor Stephen O'Brien

"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."