Since Hailstones in the Desert No2, NUFC Fans Against Sportswashing have continued to campaign, raising the issue of sportswashing and urging our fellow fans, local MPs, and everyone connected to the club to make good on pre-takeover commitments to ‘hold the Saudi owners to account regarding human rights abuses.’

During the course of our campaigning, we have been approached by fans of other clubs who are worried about the direction football is taking. In discussions we have pointed out that only two Premier League clubs are state owned. It is not inevitable that all our football clubs will be bought up by human rights abusing states, but that will depend on how football fans react.

This edition of Hailstones in the Desert is a big issue with articles by NUFC fans, victims of the Saudi regime and fans who oppose state ownership of our football clubs.

Everyone in our campaign is an NUFC fan. We volunteer for the campaign because we do not want one of the world’s bloodiest dictatorships, using our club to sportswash away their many crimes and human rights abuses.

The fanzine is available to download for free. Please share the link to get the word out to more supporters.

In the future we would like to produce a hard copy of the fanzine. If you can, please make a donation to support the fanzine and NUFCFAS’ campaigning work.

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Hailstones in the Desert Issue 3.pdf


Issue 2 - December 2022

Hailstones in the Desert Issue 2.pdf


Issue 1 - August 2022

Hailstones in the Desert Nº1.pdf



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