but can I just ask though how many of you guys that all of a sudden hate Newcastle United also closed your Facebook account, stopped watching Disney movies or cancelled your Disney plus subscription, stopped filling up your car at Shell or BP oh and decided not to get the Pfizer vaccine among other things? Newcastle fans aren’t to blame for who buys there club, much the same as Manchester City fans weren’t to blame when the UAE bought them who whilst not a bad as the Saudi’s still have a suspect past.
How do their public equity investments have anything to do with their private acquisitions?
There is nothing to stop them from buying publicly traded equity - I could go out and replicate their entire public equity portfolio. Unlike a Premier League approval process, one that apparently requires significant assessment, publicly traded shares are... public. Just because another investor has bought into them it would never mean you'd sell out of your position.
I'd suggest maybe formulating another line of argument as that one is so fundamentally moronic...
It's a bit like saying that because Saddam Hussein once got on the District Line, no one then should use it for fear of association.
Newcastle fans most certainly aren't to blame for who buys your club... but that doesn't necessarily excuse part of the fan base from celebrating/worshipping their new owners. Nor does it excuse them from coming up with half-baked reasoning like a comparison to investing in the same publicly traded equities