Newcastle United fans reacted today to a claim by Daniel Jowell QC that the Premier League threatened the club with expulsion from the competition.
Today was the jurisdictional hearing for the Newcastle Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) case.
This is the anti-competitive lawsuit that Mike Ashley filed earlier this year.
A three-person panel determines whether there is enough evidence in Ashley’s claim to justify whether the case should be heard.
A judgment on the matter will be revealed in due course, without a deadline set by Judge Miles.
Sports lawyer Jowell said the Premier League threatened the Magpies with being kicked out of the competition.
He said: “Despite his threats, the Premier League has failed to follow through on their threat to prevent the club from participating in the competition.”
On social media, fans gave their reactions to the explosive revelation.
Many have argued that at the start of the year six teams will be leaving the Premier League to join a European Super League.
It was a move that would have destroyed English football, with intense pressure from the fans ultimately causing all six clubs to turn around.
These sides basically all received a slap on the wrist and were allowed to choose their own punishments. They all agreed to a combined £ 22million fine (via time).
Here’s what some Toon fans said following Jowell’s comments:
When you consider the punishment (or the lack of punishment!) @ premier league it’s really a little frustrating to think that they could have threatened to deport #NUFC following a disputed takeover. Remarkably double standard. #NUFCTakeover
– Adam (@ AdamBeckett09) September 29, 2021
#nufc #nufctakovSo the CAT case revealed that @ premier league threatened to kick us out of the league yet 5 months ago the so-called big 6s all wanted to break with the @ premier league and kill him to death…. & they got a combined £ 21million fine !!!! Disgrace
– Ronaldo (@ronbowe) September 29, 2021
Threatened to kick us out of the league for wanting to take control… yet ESL 6 gets a slap on the wrist for potentially ruining English football.
The question should be.
Thoughts English football fans?
– 🇪🇸 NUFC Spain 🇪🇸 #ApproveTheSale (@SpainNufc) September 29, 2021
No way the Premier League threatened to lick Newcastle from the Premier League for feeling unfairly treated, but nothing for the Big 6 trying to ruin the football pyramid 👍
– 10 (@NUFC_LEW) September 29, 2021
– Yasmine A (@ AKHAY1000) September 29, 2021
Therefore the @ premier league fines the “big 6” for trying to leave to form a super league. But they threatened to expel nufc from the Premier League !!! ? Thinking that someone needs to sort out their organization #double standards #nufc #nufctakover #premierleagueiscorrupt
– Ian Windsor (@IanAWindsor) September 29, 2021
I hope the media point out that they threatened to expel Newcastle United from the # Premier league when 6 clubs did not receive a point deduction for facilitating a rival to the # Premier league #NUFC
– Tag Truth (@ davidikon76) September 29, 2021
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