PREMIER - Fans protesting Newcastle Saudi takeover won't be charged

25.10.2021 22:40 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Fans protesting Newcastle Saudi takeover won't be charged
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After an investigation into a banner unveiled by Crystal Palace fans opposing the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle, the Metropolitan Police confirmed on Monday that no further action will be taken.

The banner, which was on display at Selhurst Park during Palace's 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Saturday, raised awareness of human rights issues in Saudi Arabia while also criticizing the Premier League's owners' and directors' test.

The banner depicted a guy dressed in traditional Arabic garb alongside a representation of Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

'Terrorism, beheading, human rights abuses, murder, censorship, and persecution' were listed on a picture of a clipboard under the headline 'Premier League Owners Test.'

The official Croydon Metropolitan Police Twitter account issued the following statement:

"On Saturday, a member of the public contacted us to raise concerns about a banner displayed at the Crystal Palace vs Newcastle match at Selhurst Park.

"Following an assessment, officers have concluded that no offences have been committed. No further action will be taken."