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Graeme Souness claims Saudi Arabian owners “shouldn’t be anywhere near” Newcastle



Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness has criticized the ownership of Newcastle United, suggesting the club’s Saudi owners “shouldn’t be near” the club.

Working as a pundit at the 2022 World Cup for ITV alongside Roy Keane, Joe Cole and presenter Laura Woods ahead of Saudi Arabia’s opening Group C clash against Argentina, Souness emotionally challenged the organization of the tournament in Qatar, before turning to the Saudi public. Investment funds during a segment focused on football sportswashing.