A van drives around the stadium bearing Jamal Khashoggi’s face
Last week Newcastle were bought from Mike Ashley by a consortium made up by financial firm Reuben Brothers, the businesswoman Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners, and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), which funded 80 per cent of the deal.
PIF is chaired by Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, the country’s crown price who was found likely to have authorised the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a CIA report. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi regime, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
Video: Saudi Arabia-led consortium completes Newcastle United takeover (The Independent)
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