I didn’t get to attend the Saudi Arabia v Costa Rica worldwide pleasant at St James’ Park.
From what I’ve gathered although, it appears to have been fairly a night for lots of Saudis residing and learning in our area, and it was good to see that many Saudi Arabia born residents had travelled from different elements of the UK.
Watching on-line a couple of of the guests being interviewed across the floor and in our metropolis centre, it was clear that they have been totally having fun with their expertise of visiting Newcastle, additionally appreciative of the effective Geordie welcome they’d acquired.
I discussed on Friday that I assumed the ‘NUFC supporters towards Sportswashing’ deserved the proper to be allowed to be exterior St James’ Park, to have the liberty to clarify their views and opinions.
There was one video on Youtube exhibiting what Tony M would name a “younger doylem”, getting right into a foolish trade with a a lot cleverer older man, who was a part of the protesting group.
This standard fellow later caught the eye of one of many attending Saudi followers who was a intelligent lad himself, this younger man put his personal views towards the protest over in an inexpensive and smart method.
I used to be disillusioned to see that the group’s organiser John Hird frequently refused to reply comparatively easy questions from Newcastle United followers / members of the general public.
Actually, lots of the protest group gave the impression to be very mild on dialogue.
The mackems have been banging on about this Friday evening Saudi Arabia match at St James’ Park on their boards all weekend, as all of us knew they might.
If all of them assume this strongly concerning the human rights scenario inside Saudi Arabia, why couldn’t at the least a few of these guardians of our regional morality, make the brief journey north to assist Mr Hird and his sparsely assembled band of volunteers?
The ‘Sportswashing’ folks might probably be again on Tuesday (kick-off 5.30pm Saudi Arabia towards South Korea), nevertheless it appears the group’s chief can’t give the general public, who’re there to attend a soccer match, first rate solutions to comparatively easy questions.
I believe any future ‘protest’ is futile and pointless.