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Newcastle United urged fans to refrain from wearing Arab headdresses and dresses to commemorate the club’s new ownership by Saudi Arabia’s National Wealth Fund.
Newcastle United admitted that the clothes worn against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday were “culturally unacceptable”, but claimed the new owners were “in no way offended”.
“Newcastle United is kindly asking fans to refrain from wearing traditional Arab clothing or Middle Eastern inspired headwear at matches if they do not normally wear such clothing,” the club said in a statement.
“There remains the possibility that dressing this way is culturally inappropriate and may offend others. All visitors to the club are, as always, encouraged to wear what is the norm for their own culture or religion, continuing to reflect the large and wealthy multicultural communities and groups that the club proudly supports. “
“No one from the new group of owners has been offended by the dress of the fans who have chosen to celebrate in this way,” said Newcastle. “It was a gesture that was recognized as positive and welcoming in his intention.”