We’ve read some daft things about the Middle East during our time here, but saying living in Newcastle in the UK is worse than in war-torn Yemen is right up there.
The opinion piece from Inside Arabia claims that Newcastle is a ‘remote, tribal community. And it’s worse to live in than war-torn Yemen.
The feature also goes on to slam Newcastle by describing it as a ‘remote, tribal community.’ And accusing the locals of having a “well-documented penchant for violence.”
The comments were part of an article discussing the potential Saudi takeover of Newcastle United by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi to join the Premier League?
Crown Prince bin Salman is looking to claim a majority stake in Newcastle and is preparing a bid worth £300million. Or AED1.3 billion.
But while negotiations are still ongoing, the feature by Inside Arabia has been met with anger and disbelief.
UK Labour politician Chi Onwurah called it ‘cheap, shoddy journalism.’
While the feature was trying to be funny (and failing, we might add), it has led to an official apology from Inside Arabia. They want to move on from the insults and examine whether Saudi should be allowed to invest in a huge football club?
The possible Saudi takeover has led to some pretty wild rumours. Including this Ronaldo rumour!