Newcastle fans think they’ve got their club back. But at what cost?

Newcastle fans think they’ve got their club back. But at what cost?

By The Guardian

Today in Focus

Friday, 15 October

After Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund bought Newcastle United, there was jubilation on Tyneside but revulsion among critics who view the deal as an egregious example of sportswashing. What does the deal tell us about the soul of the beautiful game – and what football clubs mean to their fans?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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