- Court submissions raise questions over Saudi state’s role
- Clubs to write letter to league as Amnesty calls for action
Premier League clubs have reacted with anger and a demand for clarity after Newcastle’s chairman, Yasir al-Rumayyan, was described in a US court document as “a sitting minister of the Saudi government”. It has led to Amnesty International calling for the league to re-examine the assurances given by Newcastle’s owners that the Saudi state would not have control of the club.
There is dismay from the majority of clubs in the division who, the Guardian understands, will write to the league to outline their concerns. They want the matter to be an agenda item at the next shareholders’ meeting on 30 March so that it can be discussed in detail.
Written by David Hytner and Ed Aarons
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/02/premier-league-newcastle-owners-us-court-case-amnesty under the title “Angry Premier League clubs to demand talks over Newcastle ownership”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.