‘Remote, tribal’ Newcastle is worse than war-torn YEMEN, claims Middle East website


NEWCASTLE is worse than war-torn Yemen, according to a Middle East website.

The city was also “a remote, tribal community” where it was “illegal not to drink”.

It accused the locals of having a “well-documented penchant for violence” and “outsiders cannot understand a word they say”.

The jibes came in an Inside Arabia article on the planned Saudi takeover of Newcastle United.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is lining up a majority stake.

The article said the CIA called bin Salman “volatile and arrogant” which makes him “sound like a Newcastle fan on a night out”.

It also quipped that Geordie lasses queue up outside clubs in freezing conditions wearing outfits “flimsier” than his alibi for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Local MP Chi Onwurah branded the piece “grossly insulting and patronising”.

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