By Kevin Campbell

21st Oct, 2021 | 4:00pm

Newcastle have 'perfect response' to 'nonsensical' Premier League decision - pundit

Newcastle United have “the perfect response” to the Premier League’s controversial sponsorship decision, according to Kevin Campbell.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said Monday’s ruling “makes no sense whatsoever”.

As reported by Sky Sports (20th October), top-flight clubs voted to temporarily freeze the signing of commercial and sponsorship deals with businesses linked to their club’s owners.

The decision was made amid concerns that the Magpies’ new owners would sign lucrative deals with Saudi state-owned companies.

Manchester City, Leicester and Everton are three clubs who have used this method of sponsorship to great effect in recent years.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the freeze, Campbell said: “Newcastle have the perfect response to that.

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“How can other clubs do it and not them? It can’t be one rule for one, and another for the others. I don’t know who makes these decisions but to me it makes no sense.

“How can you have one, two or three clubs doing it but then block Newcastle. It makes no sense whatsoever. Just look at Man City’s advertising…

“When you are dealing with a different part of the world you should be able to get sponsorship from that part of the world. It should not matter.

“Financial Fair Play is quite specific. Let Newcastle get what they need. I just think the other clubs are worried.”

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