Middle Eastern website describes Newcastle as a ‘remote tribal community’ worse than Yemen and says Geordies have a ‘well-documented penchant for violence’, as Saudi prince launches takeover of the city’s football team

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  • A Middle Eastern website published an opinion piece criticising Newcastle
  • The article described the city as ‘remote’ and ‘tribal’ with ‘volatile’ residents
  • Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman could take over the city’s football team
  • The article criticised the city’s football fans and also the ‘Geordie lasses’ 

A Middle Eastern website has slammed the city of Newcastle and its residents in an article discussing the potential takeover of Newcastle United by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The opinion article, published on ‘Inside Arabia’ and written by Tom Pollitt, describes Newcastle as a ‘remote, tribal community’ which is worse to live in than war-torn Yemen.

Mr Pollitt also claims it is ‘illegal not to drink’ in Newcastle and also criticises the dress sense of ‘Geordie lasses’.

Newcastle has been described as a 'remote, tribal community' where it is 'illegal not to drink' and is a worse place to live in than Yemen by a Middle Eastern website

Newcastle has been described as a ‘remote, tribal community’ where it is ‘illegal not to drink’ and is a worse place to live in than Yemen by a Middle Eastern website

The article, written in 'Inside Arabia' by Tom Pollitt, states that Newcastle football fans have  'well-documented penchant for violence' and are 'volatile and arrogant on a night out'

The article, written in ‘Inside Arabia’ by Tom Pollitt, states that Newcastle football fans have  ‘well-documented penchant for violence’ and are ‘volatile and arrogant on a night out’

The author of the piece accuses the people of Newcastle of having a ‘well-documented penchant for violence’ and being ‘volatile and arrogant’ and incomprehensible to outsiders.

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1 reply

  1. Two points here:

    1. The article is not written by an Arab but probably by a Britisher. Therefore he is making fun of his own people.

    2. Considering the above why does the Crown Prince still want to buy the Newcastle Football Club? Sort of like having a private zoo may be?

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