Newcastle was seen playing a recent match wearing their Saudi-sponsored kits and Twitter had a lot to say
Sports Illustrated doesn’t do This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse any more but if it did, Newcastle running out in the colours of Saudi Arabia, a country that persecutes minorities, imprisons women’s rights activists, and murders journalists would have pride of place. Sad day.
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) August 28, 2022
The dialogue initially started when sports writer Oliver Holt tweeted about his criticism and opposition to the new kits. The writer criticized the team for wearing the Saudi colors, which according to Holt is a nation that ‘persecutes minorities, imprisons women’s rights activists, and murders journalists.’
Newcastle fans swarmed onto the platform to defend the new kit and expressed their support for the team