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Saudis accused of sportswashing with Newcastle United purchase

Por: The Hill World October 13, 2021

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Human rights groups have criticized the Saudi-led takeover of English soccer club Newcastle United last week, accusing the oil-rich monarchy of sportswashing to improve its sometimes troubled global image. A consortium led by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, received approval for a $400 million takeover the popular Newcastle club earlier this month. The... + full article



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