Freiburg coach Christian Streich has criticised the takeover at Newcastle United, labelling the whole thing ‘unbelievable’.
The Magpies were bought out by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund last week, bringing an end to Mike Ashley’s ownership of the club.
While the takeover has been warmly welcomed and celebrated by the Newcastle faithful, those outside of the club are not as convinced.
Many are worried about the club’s new owners being allowed to buy the club, given the numerous human rights violations and other crimes that the Saudi Arabian regime have been accused of.
The fear is that this purchase is nothing more than another example of sports washing, in which those in charge will use Newcastle to make themselves look cleaner.
Now that the dust has settled, plenty have spoken out about the takeover and Freiburg coach Streich is the latest to do so.
“There are always things happening in football that have gone beyond any measure,” Sport Buzzer report him saying.
“In this case, it is unbelievable who is involved in this consortium. (There are people) who are involved in serious human rights violations.
“So I have to say, if people have a problem with that, then I can count myself among those people.”