Police Probe Crystal Palace Fans Banner

Palace fan group the Holmesdale Fanatics hit out at Newcastle’s Saudi-led owners

Police are investigating a graphic banner displayed by Crystal Palace fans that targeted the Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle United.

The banner took aim at the Premier League’s ownership test, following Newcastle’s recent £305m sale.

It featured illustrations of a man dressed in traditional Arabic clothing alongside what appeared to be Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

The man in Arab-style clothing was also holding a sword with blood on it.

The banner had a checklist with alleged offences by the Saudi Arabia regime.