Dramatic scenes in Newcastle!
The Premier League game between the hosts and Tottenham Hotspur had to be interrupted in the 41st minute when the score was 1: 2. The reason was a medical emergency in the stands. The referee sent both teams to the dressing room. After a good 20 minutes, he called the teams back onto the pitch. The victim was stabilized and taken to the hospital.
Before the game, there were protests by Newcastle fans against the takeover of their club by a group of investors backed by 80 percent of the state fund of Saudi Arabia. The Premier League club has been the richest football club in the world ever since. Among other things, a delivery van with the likeness of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was seen in the vicinity of the stadium.
He was murdered by the regime on October 2, 2018. On the other hand, there were also numerous fans who welcomed the takeover from Saudi Arabia. Some supporters celebrated the fact that their club now has more money to spend than Manchester City.