Newcastle United owners ask fans not to wear traditional Arabic clothing at games

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Newcastle United supporters celebrate the club's Saudi Arabian-led takeover

Newcastle United asked its fans to refrain from wearing "traditional Arabic clothing" or Middle East-inspired headcovers at matches after the Saudi Arabian-led takeover.

Some Magpies supporters wore this clothing to celebrate the takeover at St James' Park.

Similar outfits were also worn against Tottenham during the club's inaugural home match under new owners.

The club stated that "no one in the new ownership group was offended."

"It was a gesture that was positive and welcoming in its intention.

"However, it is possible that this style of dressing may be culturally offensive and could offend others.

"Newcastle United asks supporters not to wear traditional Middle East-inspired or Arabic headcovers at matches, if this is something they don't normally do.

"All club visitors are encouraged to wear whatever their culture or religion is, continuing to show the rich diversity of the clubs support."

Newcastle and Steve Bruce parted ways on Wednesday. They will play at Crystal Palace on the 23rd, before going on to their next home match against Chelsea on the 30th.