The Premier League has agreed a new deal with beIN to broadcast coverage of England’s top flight in the MENA region until 2025.
Prior to this announcement, concerns over piracy from Saudi Arabia plagued the deal, before beIN was blocked in the country.
This drew the attention of these furious Toon fans, as they believe the Premier League’s rejection of their proposed takeover involving the Saudi-based consortium PIF was connected to a feud between the Saudi state and Qatari broadcaster beIN, following claims of an alleged breach of piracy law by the Saudi state in relation to the illegal broadcasting of major sporting events via broadcaster beoutQ. Saudi Arabia denied it was behind the operation.
What did these Newcastle fans think of this news regarding the Premier League and beIN Sports?
Aye, its all coming out now, no wonder they stopped takeover.
— Kevin Henderson (@Kevhendas11) December 17, 2020
And this is why the takeover was blocked
— Andy Slaughter (@AndySlaughter) December 17, 2020
Corruption at the highest level!!! Yet they simply get away with it probably because the government are no better ????
— ME (@Rumorbuster1) December 17, 2020
Another example of the blatant hypocrisy regarding corruption. #PremierLeagueIsCorrupt.
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) December 17, 2020
Do you think this will impact the takeover?
Yes, this will cause problems
No, it will be fine
Many Toon fans seem to agree with them.
Atleast we now know where we stand with the arbitration… never was happening
— Adam (@Adamyepthatsme) December 17, 2020
So no Saudi take over now then
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) December 17, 2020
Is part of the deal to block any Saudi led takeover? I’d wager that it is
— steve mckenna (@SteveMcKenna_) December 17, 2020