We’re hesitant to report on this, but the Guardian has another exclusive claiming the Newcastle takeover is now in doubt due to alleged broadcast piracy. Rinse and repeat.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) May 26, 2020
The report is written by Sean Ingle who claimed three weeks ago the Premier League had received new legal documents showing a link between the Saudi government and BeoutQ, which is an illegal streaming platform that shares English football and other sporting events.
Ingle’s latest report just seems to be an extension of his May 11th one. This time, he reveals that the World Trade Organization has ruled that the Saudi government is behind BeoutQ.
The WTO’s 130-page document detailing this information will not be published until mid-June. This seems to be the ‘legal documents’ Ingle was referencing in his first piece in the Guardian.
We are not sure this rises to the level of PIF failing to be a fit and proper person. We don’t think the WTO’s findings meet the legal requirement in the Premier’s league owners’ and directors’ tests.
We’ll likely hear a lot more on this from local journalists on Wednesday. We just hope that this takeover is not going to be dragged out until mid-June.
We saw this on Twitter and thought it was perfect for this situation.
— Daniel Soo ???? (@Dansoo) May 26, 2020