Sportswashing at Tyneside: Saudi Arabia moves into English Football – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The CEO of Amnesty International UK, Sacha Desmukh, described the deal as “an extremely bitter blow for human rights.” Great football clubs, she claimed, were “being used to sportswash human rights abuse.” Saudi Arabia had undertaken this move as part of an “aggressive move into sport as a vehicle for image-management and PR plain for all to see.”

Source: Sportswashing at Tyneside: Saudi Arabia moves into English Football – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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