Thursday 27th of January 2022

mister johnny walker on the phone for you...

yesMyesMCampaigners are reportedly keen to offer 'education workshops' to Newcastle fans who were spotted wearing headdresses and tea towels on their heads at the Premier League club's first match after their takeover by new Saudi owners. 

Exuberant fans of the underperforming top-flight team, which is now owned by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) following a protracted takeover, were filmed dancing outside St James' Park while waving the Saudi national flag before the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

While supporters celebrated the long-awaited departure of unpopular former chairman Mike Ashley, some viewers voiced reservations about cultural appropriation, with others unimpressed to see fans drinking beer at the same time as they adopted the symbolism of a country where alcohol is prohibited.

Equality group Kick it Out is now planning "urgent talks" with the club because of the choice of attire seen being worn around the stadium, according to Sky Sports.


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I remembered this episode of Yes Minister (picture at top)...

With no alcohol permitted, an 'ingenious' plan comes together to ensure some lubrication can still be enjoyed.