Last September, the Premier League rejected a takeover bid for Newcastle United made by the consortium fronted by Amanda Staveley.
Masters recently replied to Labour MP for Newcastle Central Chi Onwurah, after she had sent him a letter last month asking for transparency over the Magpies’ takeover arbitration.
In his letter, he said: “I would like to make it clear, in response to your suggestion of rumoured club involvement in this process, that this is absolutely not the case.”
Details of his response have emerged on Twitter and Newcastle fans were quick to respond.
Here’s what Newcastle these fans had to say…
“It’s a load of waffle.”
“Don’t like the part about the OADT was recently updated, ie we’ve now moved the goalposts.”
A consortium – which included the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) – had agreed to a £305m deal with Mike Ashley to buy Newcastle in April 2020.
A reported combination of piracy and governance in Saudi Arabia supposedly caused the bid to fail. However, there are some who feel the ‘big six’ got involved and pressured the Premier League into vetoing the takeover.
It’s clear that many of these Newcastle fans believe the latter.