There is a petition that has been launched to get an independent review of the EPL takeover process.
Since it’s so secret you never know exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.
And it seems the Premier League were determined from the start to block the Newcastle takeover – independent of what makes up their owners’ and directors’ test.
They then had the audacity to go for four months while cowardly refusing to make a decision.
They were hoping the problem would just go away.
And they then told the Amanda Staveley led consortium – that they weren’t going to make any decision and that the acquisition could drag on for months and months.
This is hardly ethical and above board, and they should have at least had the guts to come out with a decision – entirely based on their owners’ and directors’ test.
That was their job, after all.
But they didn’t, so there may have been some philandering going on behind the scenes.
Certainly, Amanda Staveley is not happy with the way the league got the consortium to continually jump through hoops.
We think Richard Masters, the CEO of the Premier League (shown above), and new to that position, had a lot to do with not allowing the deal to go through.
It may not be possible to turn this thing around but we are going to try as hard as we can.
We need 100K signatures and currently, the petition has just over 40K signatures at the time of writing.
It’s important to get many signatures quickly, so the Newcastle fans can make a statement, and this could help the Saudis to go back in and try to make a deal with the Premier League.
All is not yet lost.
Here’s the petition to sign