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Newcastle United: Fans react to new takeover opposition

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have replied to a tweet from NUFC 360 that includes a link to the Evening Chronicle.

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To kick things off, which season is this kit from?

The Chronicle has direct quotes from Hatice Cengiz, who is the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Live blog, 04/05/2020, 19:30)

She did not appear on the call but had a statement that she prepared read in the digital town hall meeting hosted by Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, and she appealed to NUFC fans to stand together and oppose the takeover. (Live blog, 04/05/2020, 19:30)

This is because Mohammed bin Salman is accused of playing a part in the murder of Khashoggi, and he is the chairman of PIF, the company that intends to take an 80% share in the Toon in this proposed takeover.

Does this statement change your opinion of the takeover?





She asked fans if they really want someone accused of murder to be associated with their club. (Live blog, 04/05/2020, 19:30)

This has drawn a reaction from these Toon fans.

What do we think?

The proposed takeover is currently with the Premier League going through the required checks, and George Caulkin, also speaking at the digital town hall event, claimed that the buying side is still ‘overwhelmingly positive’ that the deal will go through. (Live blog, 04/05/2020, 19:14)

The concerns raised by Cengiz (Live blog, 04/05/2020, 19:30) we think are important, but it seems that these Toon fans do not feel that the concerns should impact this takeover.

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