The English Premier League (EPL) has been reminded to consider Saudi Arabia’s human rights record while evaluating a takeover bid of football club Newcastle United by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund.
In a report released on Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, the rights organisation and FairSquare Projects said: “The Premier League and the Football Association should consider adopting a comprehensive human rights policy in line with the policy put in place by FIFA [football’s world governing body].”
The Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund has for months been trying to buy Premier League club Newcastle United.
It is understood that the $370m takeover would involve Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), taking an 80 percent stake. (Aljazeera)