A banner unveiled by Crystal Palace fans before Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle is being investigated by police.
Palace supporters unfurled a banner picturing the club’s new Saudi Arabian owners, PIF, preparing to behead a magpie as faceless fans in the background sang, “We’ve got our club back,” before the 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.
It also listed offenses that human rights organizations say the Saudi regime is responsible for, with a tick next to each one: terrorism, beheadings, civil rights abuse, murder, persecution, and censorship, as well as the Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, giving a thumbs-up to a bag of money.
A statement released by the Holmesdale Fanatics supporters group later said the Premier League had “chosen money over morals” in allowing the takeover, adding that it had “done business with one of the world’s most bloody and repressive regimes … To give the thumbs up to the deal at a time when the Premier League is promoting the women’s game and inclusive initiatives such as rainbow armbands shows the total hypocrisy at play.”
source : guardian sport