English Premier League club, Newcastle United has urged it’s fans to stop wearing “Arabian Outfits” to matches, following the takeover of the club’s by it’s Saudi Arabian owners.
The club confirmed the news on its website on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.
The information comes after a lot of fans dressed in traditional Arabic clothing in the game against Tottenham on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.
The club’s statement read as follows;
Newcastle United is kindly asking supporters to refrain from wearing traditional clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings at matches if they would not ordinarily wear such attire.
“No one among the new ownership group was in any way offended by the attire of the fans who choose to celebrate in this way. It was a gesture that was acknowledged as positive and welcoming in its intent.
However, there remains the possibility that dressing this way is culturally inappropriate and risks offending others. All visitors to the club are, as always, encouraged to wear whatever is the norm for their own culture or religion, continuing to reflect the board and rich multicultural communities and groups from which the club proudly draws its support.“
Meanwhile, Newcastle and Steve Bruce have parted ways on mutual consent, the agreement between both parties was taken after taking charge of his 1000th club game as a manager on Sunday