Premier League lawyers investigating Saudi Arabian piracy channel in connection with Newcastle takeover

23 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images The Premier League's biggest overseas broadcaster, beIn Sport, has written to the league and its 20 clubs and recommended them to consider the implications of the takeover.

The investigation's key decision will be on whether allegations the Saudi state has organised or facilitated piracy.

The Premier League's biggest overseas broadcaster, beIn Sport, has written to the league and its 20 clubs and recommended them to consider the implications of the takeover.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Lawyers hired by the Premier League are investigating Saudi Arabia's involvement in the pirate broadcasting of football as part of the due diligence in the state's reported takeover of Newcastle United, according to the Times.

The report comes after the Premier League's biggest overseas broadcaster, beIn Sport, earlier this week wrote to the league and its 20 clubs, recommending them to consider the implications of the proposed deal due to the kingdom's involvement with pirate streaming.

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