Amnesty ‘still waiting for Premier League to take action against sportswashing’

Newcastle United takeover
(Image credit: Owen Humphreys)

Amnesty International has renewed its call for the Premier League to consider human rights under its ownership test as Newcastle’s Saudi-backed owners prepare to celebrate six month at the helm.

Amanda Staveley’s consortium, which is 80 per cent backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, formally completed its takeover at St James’ Park on October 7 last year after the governing body accepted its reassurances over who would control the club.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1