In the past, when manager Eddie Howe has been asked about the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, he has claimed he, ‘doesn’t have the knowledge.’ After two visits to the country, maybe now he can express an opinion?
At the World Cup in Qatar players have spoken up and protested about human rights abuses committed by the organisers. There is nothing stopping NUFC players raising the cases of the eights minors facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, which was the focus of our recent protest outside St. James' Park. The players could make a difference if they speak up.
NUFC fans, North East media, NUFC employees and players have no doubt enjoyed the hospitality of the Saudi state during the visit but now it is time to listen to the victims of the regime.
We invite NUFC fans, players and the North East media to listen for once to Saudis who are suffering gross human rights abuses at the hands of the 80% owners of our club.