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Newcastle United: Fans react to tweet on Richard Masters

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Supporters of Newcastle United have been reacting to a Twitter post which relayed a comment made by the Premier League’s chief executive Richard Masters.

This morning, Masters was quizzed on the ongoing takeover of the Toon by ‘the Culture Select Committee’ and they discussed where the takeover currently stands (per Chronicle Live).

During the questioning, MP Julie Elliot pressed the chief executive for answers and Masters responded: “I do appreciate that uncertainty, I cannot comment in terms of timing or the specifics on any particular takeover but in a perfect world, takeovers would happen cleanly, clearly and in a timely fashion.

“Sometimes, things get complicated. When they drag on, sometimes there’s a requirement for information. It’s a relatively rare occurrence.

“I think it’s very difficult to keep a constant dialogue with fans about what’s an entirely confidential process.”

However, when this was posted to social media, a section was paraphrased (per @NUFC360), which had fans livid.

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Nice easy one to start off with, which club did Newcastle United sign Shearer from in 1996?

Masters also discussed the issues surrounding piracy in Saudi Arabia and stated: “BeoutQ is now off the air, and what we want, off the back of the WTO report, is for Saudi Arabia to respond positively the situation and to allow sports rights-holders to take their rights.”

Do you trust that Richard Masters and the Premier League are doing the right thing?

No, I don't trust them

No, I don't trust them

Yes, I do trust them

Yes, I do trust them

As can be seen in these responses from Newcastle supporters, they were clearly frustrated with what the Twitter account had relayed Masters as saying.

However, the fact that the chief executive stated that the takeover saga would be concluded “shortly” should surely appease some fans.

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