Date: 21st April 2021 at 6:00am
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Both the current regime at and the potential Saudi Arabian one oppose the new proposals for the European Super League, according to The Athletic

Why? 

The report reveals that, despite the limbo the club are in at the moment given there have been reports that sources behind the scenes hope there could be a summer takeover, the club will continue to fight the idea of the traditionally bigger clubs in England continuing to get wealthier.

Mehrdad Ghodoussi – ’s husband – has also described the idea of a closed shop for the clubs involved as ‘a huge stain and embarrassment’ on Twitter. 

What has their position been on social media?

While Newcastle haven’t released a statement in the same manner as clubs such as Everton and United, they did post a Tik Tok video on Twitter which showed Matt Ritchie kicking a corner flag with the words ‘European Super League’ written over it.

They did also form part of a meeting alongside the other 14 clubs away from , , and the two Manchester clubs in which they ‘unanimously and vigorously’ rejected the Super League.

What is the latest on the plans for the European Super League?

Clearly, this is a fast-moving story but (at the time of writing) Manchester City have officially announced they plan to pull out of the breakaway group, while there have also been suggestions Chelsea are taking the same approach.

Manchester United’s chief executive has resigned and Jordan Henderson has lead Liverpool players in denouncing the plans on social media.

Meanwhile, Brighton continued ’s decision to wear ‘Earn it’ t-shirts prior to their meeting with Chelsea last night as the rest of the Premier League clubs battle against the breakaway.

While there certainly hasn’t been a lot to commend the Newcastle hierarchy on, at least they’re against this.