Some Newcastle United fans have flocked to a tweet posted by Toon-focused Twitter account @NUFC360 which relayed comments recently made by Sheffield United owner Abdullah bin Musaed about the Saudi-backed Toon takeover bid that Newcastle claimed the Premier League rejected earlier this year.
This comes after the Blades owner did an interview with Arabic-language news provider Asharq Business. Per Saudi sports journalist Nawaf Al-Ogayyel, he spent some time talking about the unsuccessful Toon takeover attempt from the consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben brothers, saying: “The attempt to buy Newcastle has been treated unfairly by the English Premier League, and there will be another successful attempt, whether for Newcastle or others.”
After his comments were then relayed by @NUFC360, many Newcastle fans have flocked to this post to share their thoughts on what he had to say.
So, how did these Newcastle United fans react to the Sheffield United owner’s comments?
Sheffield United owner Abdullah bin Musaed: “The attempt to buy Newcastle has been treated unfairly by the English Premier League, and there will be another successful attempt, whether for Newcastle or others.” #nufc
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) December 11, 2020
Many Toon fans were excited by these comments, with some Newcastle fans seemingly suggesting that they think there is a chance that the Saudi-backed takeover of the North East club can still go through, while some Toon fans praised the Blades owner.
— Dean Deagle ?? (@deagz91jnr) December 11, 2020
— Magpie 24/7 (@Magpie24_7) December 11, 2020
So we’re now friends? https://t.co/0php6G2Cfx
— ??????????? (@MichaelNUFC_) December 11, 2020
Interesting ? https://t.co/QYa4SWDIxZ
— Jimmy (@Jimmywoods99) December 11, 2020
Hope Sheffield United avoids relegation
— Liam ???? (@LiamNUFC98) December 11, 2020
One particular Newcastle supporter shared that they are surprised a Premier League club owner would publicly make comments like these.
It’s surprising he’s said that actually, an owner calling out the PL on this, could get him in trouble?
— Dell ? 9-3 (@agbnufc_) December 11, 2020
Please let it be for NUFC
— Sue Callaghan (@susical66) December 11, 2020
Are you excited by what Abdullah bin Musaed had to say?
So, it certainly seems as though these comments on the Saudi-backed Toon takeover have intrigued plenty of Newcastle fans.