Nah reckon the glamour of Chelsea/London would’ve have served their sports washing needs better. If this war happened when Newcastle offer was still in discussion phase they would’ve have dropped it like a hot potatoMaybe, maybe not.. it’s a new project for them, I think overall Newcastle are probably a bigger club than Chelsea anyway or minimum at the same level
Not a good look for someone involved jn running a Premier League club.. Assad is pretty much Putins protege and one of the biggest human rights abusers in the world.
Also worth noting UAE were one of a few UN members who abstained from a vote to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It also sounds like Russia has reached out to OPEC nations to ensure they dont increase oil production to replace Russian oil under sanctions thus ensuring oil prices remain high.
Labour MP Chris Bryant, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Russia, shared those concerns and, in an interview with The Telegraph, went on to question if Mansour was a "fit and proper person to be owning a football club".