The Newcastle United Supporters Trust has issued the following tweets verifying one of their members has received an email of support from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The PM stated, in an email our of our members that .."agree with their conclusion that the Premier League should make a statement on this case. I am pleased that the Ombudsman has committed to advising the Premier League to provide a statement."
— NUFC Supporters Trust (NUST) (@nufctrust) August 7, 2020
This is a positive step that the PM has acknowledged the need for the Premier League to at least make a statement. Newcastle fans, in their push for the Premier League to open up about what happened with the takeover, have garnered a lot of support over the past week.
The list of local MPs offering support has grown to 19 according to The Mag. Yesterday, the Chronicle reported that 13 had sent letters to the Premier League.
The petition for an independent investigation of the EPL takeover process has also passed 91,000 signatures at the time of writing.
It seems that Carla DiBello, the American socialite who was linked with the Saudi-backed consortium earlier in the year, is also in support of this petition.
— Carla DiBello (@CarlaDiBello) August 7, 2020
DiBello was first linked to the consortium in February, a few weeks after the story broke in the Wall Street Journal. It was Bloomberg News who reported that the American entrepreneur was working alongside Amanda Staveley on the deal.
Later the Wall Street Journal added that DiBello was actually the one who broached the idea to the Saudi Public Investment Fund of purchasing Newcastle.
So this is an interesting tweet from DiBello, to say the least. The Premier League, who seemed to have balked at making a decision to avoid taking any heat, are now at the middle of a firestorm that they may not be able to hide from much longer.